The killing of PnB Rock leads the headlines of rap artists under constant attack. Rap albums are underwhelming across the board and the corporatization of rap has taken a toll in the once thriving counterculture. KOP examines the continued decline of rap.

Bottom Feeders Are Preying on Street Rap’s Dominance https://www.complex.com/music/street-rap-court-system-essay/

Instagram post of PnB Rock may have led to killing, LAPD says
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-09-12/rapper-pnb-rock-shot-at-l-a-restaurant

Rich Homie Quan Says Rap Needs to End ‘Bubblegum’ and ‘Gun’ Lyrics https://www.tmz.com/2022/09/15/rich-homie-quan-hip-hop-gangsta-rap-krazy-gun-shooting/

Rapper says he was shot, robbed in North Hollywood after flaunting money and jewelry on social media https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-09-12/rapper-wakko-the-kid-shot-robbery-los-angeles

Rap lyrics on trial: Bill would limit prosecutors’ use of words and music as evidence https://www.kpbs.org/news/politics/2022/09/15/rap-lyrics-bill-limit-prosecutors-words-music-evidence

YouTube’s Music-Royalty System Is ‘Ripe for Abuse,’ Report Claims https://variety.com/2022/digital/news/youtube-music-royalty-abuse-1235369596/

SiriusXM Aims For Younger, More Diverse Audience With Streaming. https://www.insideradio.com/free/siriusxm-aims-for-younger-more-diverse-audience-with-streaming/article_e1d237f4-34c9-11ed-aa6d-c7c742f37451.html

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