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Talk of the Town: The End of Local?

In a recent interview with HipHopDX legendary leader Chuck D of Public Enemy states:

“(Y)ou have somebody who comes up in a local [scene], at least they should be heard on local radio. But corporate radio and corporations have dominated over that existence, wiping out that foundation [for fairness]. And therefore the little business can’t even start up right, unless it’s corrupt and just totally, violently opposed to what the community is evolved from. So you gotta be national to even make it locally, where you should be local to make it locally.”

Do you have to “be national to even make it locally,”? What is your experience with current local scenes?

-Reflection and Response

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