Real hip-hop consists of people like The Roots, Common and Black Star who have not gone gold. The Roots (All Things Fall Apart), Common (Like Water For Chocolate) and Black Star (not together but Mos Def's solo and the Reflection Eternal CD) have ALL gone gold!! WTF does it matter what they sell? It should be about what they're saying and if they stay true to the original hip-hop ethics while expanding the genre in a positive way, which all those groups do. So next time u make a dumb statement like that research what ur saying instead of giving out bullshit facts.