doll said - "Hasn't rap had it's day? ...(C)ould it now be no longer fashionable but part of the mainstream."
Rap has become so common that it's become impotent.
Today's rap rarely inspires - instead most of it has become tired and banal.
Much of it has lost it's artistry and has become another consumer product sold in bulk through WalMart.
Much of rap is no longer "Black" - instead it is the equivalent of the Brown & Blue fad.
There was once a time when only those on the cutting edge of style would dare to put brown and blue in any serious design setting.
But this combination has become so pervasive that it's lost it's appeal.
A sign that a trend is over is when that trend can be spotted at Target, J.C. Penny and WalMart.
Except for a few instances; the cutting edge becomes a trend, a trend become a fad, fads become mainstream, and then the mainstream takes the soul from that which was once considered original.