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Chris Brown Announces The Death Of Hip-Hop, Says “Nobody Believes In The Brand” [VIDEO]


Hip-Hop is dead—according to Chris Brown. In the rest of his exclusive interview with Fuse, the singer explained the death of Hip-Hop, and its lack of marketability.  “You know how they said Hip-Hop is dead, certain sh** is dead? It’s really dead because nobody believes in the brand anymore,” he said.

According to the Virginia native, the “broke” music industry has not only affected production budgets, but contributed to a lapse in artistry, and is to blame for the demise of Hip-Hop. In spite of the culture’s bleak future, Brown noted himself  as the music’s saving grace.  “If we don’t do it, who gon’ do it ? I’m like, f*** it, I’ll do it myself.”

Being that he’s an R&B singer, the 23-year-old may be an unlikely authority on the state of Hip-Hop, but others have shared in his views. In 2006, Nas drove the concept home by way of his Hip Hop Is Dead album.

Click below (and scroll to the 3:50 mark) to hear Brown explain his views on Hip-Hop and the music industry as a whole.


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  • CriticXtreme

    It was watered down when people like you came on the scene. Hip-hop used to have true heart and soul and not brothers wearing skinny jeans, acting a fools and have f-N fake ebeefs over Twitter. Technology advancing I agree with there are certain things true Niccas don’t do. You’ve crossed the line and you’re one of the luckiest people on the planet to be in this pseudo industry. So shut up, keep making the same music and ride this puppy out.

  • Well… when all that’s being played on the radio is Travis Porter, Waka Flocka, Gucci, Future, and, dare I say it, 2 CHAINZZZZZZZZZZ (I like him tho…) you gotta recognize that music is constantly changing… but, there are still some artists that are still giving us the real (Nas, Jay-Z, Kanye, Bun B, Andre 3000, etc.)

    • kingBeno

      Andre 3000 isn’t trying to make any music. He is trying to become an actor. Follow the money.

  • Big Mac

    Allow me to go 7th grade for a moment; but who in theee absolute !%$# is Chris Brown to say anything about Hip-Hop, music in general, or the state of humanity for that matter. This guy is something else, man. And for the record, Action Bronson, Danny Brown, and Emilio Rojas….there, there’s three reasons Hip-Hop isn’t dead. Oh, and then there’s Pharaohe Monch’s album from last year, Evidence’s first rhymesayers release, Blackstar concerts, and a myriad of other awesomeness. Not that Chris Brown would know talent, let alone anything that would lead me to believe his opinion on Hip-Hop would matter. Someone smack this kid in the teeth for me.

  • He’s right Hip-Hop been dead there is no message in the music, they degrade our women, throw their riches in the poor people’s face and rap about drugs and material things. All it is now is a different nigha saying the same dam thing Phuck”em It’s all a gimmick. Nikki manauge or however u spell her name has to come out with fake everything if she was just to come on the stage with her real self the fanatics wouldn’t buy it, ya’ll nigha’s better wake up and stop praising people that are going to die just like u!

  • Melanie

    Chris did not say HIP HOP WAS DEAD…whomever wrote this article did not hear him correctly. He said “you know how people say HIP HOP is Dead or certain stuff is dead….Well the music industry is basically dead and broke so you have to get in where you fit in and create new ways to make money. He’s not saying hip hop is literally dead. He was comparing the saying HIP Hop Is Dead, to say that the Music Industry is Dead and broke!!

  • What?

    Go away, Chris Brown!