"Sales are down all over, but hip-hop has been hit particularly hard. Rap sales fell 21 percent from 2005 to 2006, and that trend seems to be continuing. It’s the inevitable aftermath, perhaps, of the genre’s vertiginous rise in the 1990s" – Read the NY Times round up of the year in Hip Hop here. A social commentary on not just hip Hop but music in general and the effects its economy may have on its art.