Black Electorate Examines Economics Of Hip Hop expanded on their earlier commentary that caused backlash from fans of the ‘underground’ hip hop scene when artists like , Wu-Tang Clan, and hip hop mogul were praised. Cedric Muhammad writes, “What Jay-Z, people like Suge Knight, and Wu have done in their contracts and deals is not a classic example of greed or ‘capitalism’ as many hip-hop “purists” that don’t understand economics claim. Though far from perfect, it is actually quite revolutionary and a basic form of self-respect that they are exhibiting. Doesn’t hip-hop consciousness have an economic component?” Read more.

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