As you might have heard, the federal government is currently shutdown. We're not going to open up a whole can of worms and get into a debate about the how or why it happened, or point fingers and blame Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner for letting the crazies take control of his party and shut down the government in a futile attempt to defund Obamacare. We're not saying that at all. (Well, maybe we're syaing that a little.) We're saying something more along the lines of the famous quote from 13th century Islamic scholar Ibn Taymiyyah"Sixty years of an unjust imam are better than one night without a sultan." Our government may not be perfect, but at least we have a government. Try going without one. 

This already sucks. But the real scary stuff won't start til October 17th, that's the deadline for the U.S. to pay its debts and avoid going into default. Most economists predict a world-wide financial collapse if that were to happen. But here at Complex, we've thought of something even more horrific. What if the rap game shutdown the way the government has? Nas already said hip-hop is dead back in 2006, and even a newcomer like Chance The Rapper says that the music business is a "dead industry." What if the entire business of rap shutdown and rappers stopped rapping altogether? What would happen to society? What would your favorite rappers do? We cranked up the What-If Machine in the Complex offices to see what would happen...

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