In this sense, the epoch began as it meant to go on. In the first triple-zero date for a thousand years, the Royal Academy staged Apocalypse, in which pieces by the Chapman Brothers and others restarted the argument over what could and should be art. And Eminem, with The Marshall Mathers LP, took hip-hop into mainstream music, where radio stations and record stores (still popular shops back then) grappled with the question of whether rappers' lyrics, with their frequently violent and misogynist references, could be played and sold without restrictions.
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