People seem to be so suspect of a classic being tampered with, like Carmen, the hip hopera, being born outside of 'wedlock'.
I, for one, admire the ability to meet people where they live.
Yes, I love Shakespeare and his words. But I also love the vibrant changes in language that stems from teenagers bending the normal usage of words, of words born of new technology, of words being exchanged in different languages...I love the trek and surprise of classic blended with the new.
Hip Hopera deserves a place in the spotlight. Really, why not?