Buy British – American hip hop “losing its lustre”. Big and Pac still dead. Hip hop to be toned down by someone (remember “The Message”? “Stop The Violence”?). Blade still quite good. Roots Manuva still writes some shit lyrics (“To my boys that hassle banks like Jimmy Floyd…”). Record companies “don’t know how to deal with hip hop”. Record buyers will still, when given the choice, buy the record that sounds better rather than the one made in their own country. Guardian music coverage still shit.