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Old 14th August 2020
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Wealth-flaunting @ Progger goes far back than the late 90s, try the early 80s (YouTube "Wild Style" and watch the scene where Busy Bee's got money spread out a la Indecent Proposal minus the nude woman). If you look closely Hip Hop's gentrification began since 1979. I always wanted artistic balance and variety regarding what made/makes money but we all know how strategic (and no, not conspiratorial, as it was no secret that "gangsta" rap held the most market share starting w/N.W.A.) control over what gets marketed/produced didn't keep that a reality for long.