Why does rap take all the punishment?
Rock is going downhill.
Metal is going downhill.
Country is going downhill.
fucking Jazz is going downhill.
Music in general is going downhill, rap isn't the only one. This is a way for CNN to single out one troubled genre (out of many) and illustrate its shortcomings.
actually all music except for rap is thriving. Look at all the rock bands like brand new and that whole scene..everyone is getting played on the radio now..how can you say rock, or metal, or country are going downhill...music is thriving