I’m surprised the idea of street still has such relevance as a gauge of authenticity in Hip Hop Culture. This is a capitalistic era where experiences are manufactured and imagined for a consumer audience who often does not have a clue. Street culture and music can make a profit. For the most part, today’s idea and interpretation of street music is often subjected to trend and demand – what was once representative of inner city black America is now also synonymous with manicured lawns in the ‘burbs. To be street is an option, not a requirement; a business move instead of an experience.