Well, if you're looking for Chili Peppers, here's "Power of Equality". By the way, without early hip hop, there would be no Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Maybe it was the umpteenth coke-dealing anthem or soft-porn music video. Perhaps it was the preening antics that some call reminiscent of Stepin Fetchit.
The turning point is hard to pinpoint. But after 30 years of growing popularity, rap music faces an alarming sales decline and growing criticism from within about the culture's negative effect on society.
Rap insider Chuck Creekmur, who runs the Web site Allhiphop.com, said he got a message from a friend recently "asking me to hook her up with some Red Hot Chili Peppers because she said she's through with rap. A lot of people are sick of rap. ...
"The negativity is just over the top now."
And here's one from the guy who answers the question in song--Nas with "Hip Hop is Dead". Someone get a waiver from the FCC so I can hear what this man is saying in full!