Monica Roberts' blog is a goldmind. It is a big mine with a very deep vein and OMG! you have to read fast because she writes and presents so many nuggets. Check out this one on the end of rap music.
She gives a excellent history of RAP that is in her enjoyable flowing style and it brought back a lot of memories for me. I mean, I still have a 12 inch single by the Sugar Hill Gang.
And then read her analysis of what happened to rap and how it sold it's soul.
It was thought that rap was going to be a short lived trend with a limited audience. Now being accepted and sought after in the mainstream may be it's undoing. Rap was about keeping it real and having fun. Perhaps it will find it's way back home.