In the early days of rap, way back in the 1980s, every touring artist was a bullshit magnet. Pillars of the community -- mayors, the cops, the PTA -- all voiced Grave Concern whenever a 2 Live Crew or even a Public Enemy would come to town. Often promoters buckled, and shows were canceled at the last moment. Eventually, though, most of these people realized that contrary to what they believed and fervently hoped for at the time, rap wasn't going to simply shrivel up and die, and the do-gooders of the world moved on to the next... More >>>