DEBATE: Now That Hip-Hop Is Global, Where Do We Stand?


(AllHipHop Editorial) Hip-Hop has been a global phenomenon for quite some time now, Global Hip-Hop Day (June 8) is nearly upon us and a bevy of pioneers will be celebrated as one of Hip-Hop’s origin spots is christened ‘Hip-Hop Boulevard’ at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx. Guest include: the aforementioned Kool Herc, DJ Scratch, DJ Chuck Chillout, DJ Red Alert, Grandmaster Caz, DJ Kast One, DJ Enuff, DJ Camilo, D-Nice, Kid Capri, Doug E. Fresh, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Swizz Beats and many others.

A recent conversation on Hot 97’s Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers addressed the issues surrounding the tremendous growth of Hip-Hop since its earliest origins. AllHipHop founder Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur, Hot 97’s TT Torrez and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. had a spirited conversation about Hip-Hop that included the youth, the OG’s, the generation gap, the globalization of Hip-Hop and if the genre is a disappointment. Check out the telecast and the unedited radio conversation below. Join in the debate in the comments section!

Here is the full audio if you want to listen to the whole unedited conversation.