[JPL] another musical style in trouble?

Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Mon Mar 5 11:42:05 EST 2007

Jazz sales may be low and declining, but sales of another kind of music  
is declining faster.

According to an AP article in today's Seattle Times, "rap music is  
struggling with an alarming sales decline and growing criticism from  
within about the culture's negative effect on society."    Rapper Nas  
has titled his latest album "Hip-Hop is Dead"  and although music sales  
are down overall, rap sales slid 21% from 2005 to 2006.

More here....


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