How could hip hop be dead in times of a recession. From the underground to mainstream as long as people are talking about what is going on in there life hip hop will never be dead. Look, i feel like I'm the realest nigga out here so holla at me. Listen to any five songs I have in a row and tell me this ain't going on 4 real. HIP HOP WON'T DIE AS LONG AS THE STRUGGLE IS BEING DEPICTED BY REAL NIGGAZ. one hundred.