As some of you might already know, this past Saturday, members of Bay Area political hip hop outfit The Coup were involved in a fiery bus crash in the early morning. Luckily, both Boots Riley and Pam The Funkstress -- as well as their touring partner Mr.Lif -- made it out relatively unscathed, despite losing equipment, cash, laptops and clothing.
When SOHH posted an article on Tuesday covering the bus crash, someone reponded with a comment saying,â€Who is this garbage? Cmon letâ€™s report on some real artists not some crappy a$$ no names,â€ and it immediately got me to thinking: how the fuck is it that this guyâ€™s never heard of The Coup or Mr. Lif? That led me to thinking about something else -- has underground hip hop completely lost its footing in todayâ€™â€™s market?