With a population of nearly 400, 000 (398, 121 as of 2013) and almost half of these residents being under the age of 45, which coincides with the age group that has lived at a time where a hip-hop track was on the Billboard charts. It is apparent to see that Tulsa would be a great destination for rappers to come and perform shows as well as numerous promotional opportunities such as host dj-ing or club appearances. But recently a phenomenon has occurred, rappers who have scheduled months in advance have mysterously been cancelling and not weeks before are they cancelling, they're cancelling often less than 24 hours before. But why? Why is this happening?