The Graying of Hip-Hop – Page 1 – Music – New York – Village Voice

This midlife crisis is understandable. Rap, more than any other musical genre, is obsessed with youth. It is the music of the young and strong, not the old and frail. If you’re more concerned with locking down your 401(k) than your block, you’re on the outside looking in. This is what’s happening with the icons of the ’90s. Their lives are different now. They have kids. They are wealthy. They have moved beyond what concerned them in their youth, yet those same subjects remain core to hip-hop—declarations of power and outright bragging are what fans expect to hear.

via The Graying of Hip-Hop – Page 1 – Music – New York – Village Voice.

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