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Hip-hop’s Remarkable Journey: Reflecting on the Current State of Hip-hop Journalism

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Hip-hop journalism has transformed rather than been erased, with rappers themselves becoming journalists through podcasts, according to writer Panama Jackson. In an op-ed for TheGrio, Jackson argued that rappers such as Questlove, Joe Budden, and Noreaga have surpassed traditional journalists by offering unique, compelling interviews. While some rappers have sought exposure on unconventional platforms, Jackson believes that they now have more control over their image thanks to social media. He also suggested that there is now an abundance of information about rappers, making interviews less necessary and even causing a decline in quality journalism.

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