There’s a funny post about the declining sales of rap over at Oh Word. Of course music sales are down across the board these days, but it seems that rap sales in particular are really sliding, while rock sales are way up. Apparently listening to rap is no longer the cool and rebellious thing for White suburban kids to do. Are we in for a change of direction for mainstream hip hop? More bubblegum, inoffensive but still damn catchy pop raps like Will Smith in his prime? Time will tell. Me personally, I’m fine with the mainstream as long as Lil Wayne, Clipse and R. Kelly keep putting out records. And I want The Team to blow up nationally for Oakland, but we’ll see if that happens (can Black Wall Street please hurry up and put out the Clyde Carson album?? Come on, Baron, get on that).