NYTimes piece by Kelefa Sanneh; Cam’ron photograph by Seth Kushner/Retna; illustration by The New York Times

NYTimes piece by Kelefa Sanneh, Don’t Blame HipHop. Link

this is not a debate about freedom of speech; most people agree that rappers have the right to say just about anything. This is, rather, a debate about hip-hop’s vexed position in the American mainstream.