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“Hip Hop does not need to chart to be hot”?

In this Damatrixstudios video, veteran journalist and VIBE magazine founder Rob Kenner comments on hip hop music not achieving a number 1 single or album on the Billboard charts in 2023, “ the culture doesn’t live on the top of the charts, “ Kenner adds that some of his favorite music resonates despite its chart placement.

Kenner and PQ Chanel discuss the significance of authenticity in artists such as Nipsey Hustle and Ice -T in representing the hip-hop experience. As July approaches there is still not any hip-hop music to top the charts, allowing many pundits to debate on the significance of this metric on the culture. What are your thoughts on 2023 not having a top hip-hop album or - David Lopez

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