What happened to OnSmash and Splash's sites was an eye opening revelation. For the most part, the Hip-Hop blogosphere is a tight-knit community. Of course, we all want our own share of acclaim which can lead to disagreements at times. Yet, seeing another snatched up - by the feds at that - is something which affects everyone. No one knows what the future exactly holds, but it has forced some changes in our small neck of the woods. It is what it is though and like with anything in life, if you can't swim you're bound to drown. The amount of support, however, from various personalities has been a cool sight. This includes from artists.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/chip-tha-ripper">Chip Tha Ripper</a> slid "Cool Points" over to OnSmash braintrust to liberate at <a href="http://nahright.com/news/2010/12/09/chip-tha-ripper-cool-points">the house eskay built</a>.