2000 – present: From Eminem to hip hop empires; Sean John and Rocawear; Vitamin Water and Beats by Dre; hip hop slang pervades the culture; Ice Cube, Ice T and Queen Latifah become loveable TV and film stars; the dawn of a new political movement in hip hop; Vote or Die; Hurricane Katrina and the election of the first African American president.
Thoughts on the full, “The Tanning Of America,” documentary? Interesting to see how big the influence Hip Hop has on our society has grown. Record sales aren’t what they used to be but artists have found several other streams of revenue. What do you think is next for Hip Hop?