Monday, August 24, 2009

Hip Hop Hits Middle Age

(via the New York Magazine)
When the economy imploded, analysts warned that Americans would have to put off retirement. Who knew they meant rappers too? The coming months will see a host of new albums from hip-hop acts closing in 40. Ghostface Killah is 37; the Roots’ ?uestlove is 38; Raekwon and Q-Tip are both 39; and Jay-Z will hit the big 4-0 in December. Forget your Cool Kids and your Soulja Boys: 2009 is shaping up to be the year of the Grown-Ass Man. But if “30’s the new 20,” as Jay-Z once proclaimed (to no shortage of mockery), what is 40?

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New York Magazine

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