Arguably rap or hip-hop took over the popular music scene during the late 90’s and for the greater part of the next decade. Now the spotlight has shifted to many subgenres of electronic music, such as dubstep and the numerous forms of electronic dance music. In some recent records, hip-hop artists have taken the initiative to add elements of electronic music to their songs. There has been some debate over whether hip-hop, in its truest forms is here to stay. Some people take the stance that music evolves over time. Others say that the fire of hip-hop really has been extinguished. Some say that there is still a lot of productivity from hip-hop artists and the public is waiting for some big records to come out in the near future. Take a look around on youtube or music forums and this debate is still going on. As we are all part of the music community, it would be insightful to start the conversation here on the front porch. Let your opinion be heard and drop a comment below!