When Nas declared late last fall that "hip hop is dead," it's doubtful he anticipated the genre's demise would be expedited by a 67-year-old shock jock with a penchant for racist banter. But after Don Imus' now infamous screed on "nappy headed hoes" on an April 4 broadcast of his radio show, something unexpected happened. Rather than engage in a dialogue on racism in the talk radio hemisphere — a subject ripe for discussion — the right-wing Hannity/O'Reilly/Scarborough cabal managed to shift the debate toward values and vulgarity in rap music. MSNBC's Joe Scarborough suggested... More >>>