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With the popularization and proliferation of the subgenre Mumble Rap, many individuals within the culture and industry of Hip-Hop say that the genre is dying. They argue that artists no longer use their platform to create lyrical based messages and now are more focused with commercial success, copying this new wave of sound that has become popular. While these arguments have validity, they neglect the various artists on the cutting edge of the genre who are creating new music and subgenres through fusion with other popular categories of music. Additionally, there are modern artists that try to revive and expound on the work of past generations of rap still to do this day. Rap is not dead but it is undergoing a process of transition; where this will take the genre is still to be seen, however at this time every facet and iteration of Hip-Hop has a place to flourish within the overall industry.
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Kinoti, Tim, "Is Hip-Hop Dead?" (2018). Regis University Student Publications (comprehensive collection). 861.