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    The Great White Male is rap's Grand Inquisitor, its idiot questioner, its Alien Other no less than Reds were for McCarthy.

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    What if there were health food stores on every corner in the hood, instead of liquor stores!?

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    There is genuine Hip Hop; a message that connects, rocks a crowd, and motivates a people and then there is what is left... instead of Hip Hop we have Hip replacement.

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    We listen to rap lyrics, but few study the history. One of the most significant contributions of hip hop. It offers a profound social commentary on the black experience. This is an aspect of the music that is overlooked because most people choose to pay more attention to “the hook” (the catchy repetitive phrase) than the complete body of work. In doing so, the listener misses the message: the essence of the music, the breakdown of the bars. That’s tantamount to someone who is able to quote scripture, but has never read the bible.

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    The misconception is that the genre is a breeding ground for negativity; that it is the birthplace of violence and misogynistic attitudes, and the genesis of every kind of unfavorable stereotype imaginable. When, in fact, if looked at through the lens of neutrality and open-mindedness, the virtues of hip hop far outweigh the negative stigma attached to it.

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    This kid was writing saying that they were breaking down some of the racial lines in their towns and communities, because their break dance crews were mixed race, and they didn’t give a fuck. They didn’t care what the Klu Klux Klan said.” - Michael Holman (screenwriter, Basquiat) from nthWORD Issue #8, coming soon...

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    Whether we consider hip-hop as an evolved manifestation of the Harlem Renaissance or something completely new under the sun, it clearly has moved beyond the stage of just entertaining lives to that of informing and empowering lives.

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    Whether or not you agreed with the group’s incendiary style, one thing most people will agree on: N.W.A had a deep, trans-formative and lasting effect on hip hop ideology.

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    15, 16, I mean, 17, 18, is when I was really getting into the hip hop phase and really studying the things that I needed to study as far as learning about flows and learning about lyrics.

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    You can be the ugliest man in the world but once you got money, you can have all the women in the world.

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    50 told me go head and switch the style up and if they hate, let 'em hate, watch the money pile up.

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    A born terror, a rebel without a pause... Ain't never had a good Christmas, so who is Santa Claus?

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    According to my local hip-hop station everyone has garnish wages, child support, liens and wants to buy or rent rims. Ya Heard!

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    A child is born with no state of mind, Blind to the ways of mankind. God is smilin' on you but He's frownin' too, Because only God knows what you'll go through.

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    After you back it up, then stop; Then wha-wha-what, drop drop it like it's hot!

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    A forty and a blunt, that's all she really wants.

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    All I can say is that I've had too many people in the hip-hop industry really like what I'm doing. I know where I'm coming from, and the album speaks for itself.

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    All I see is sissies in magazines smiling... Whatever happened to wildin' out and being violent? Whatever happened to catching a good, old-fashioned, passionate ass whoopin'? And getting your shoes, coat and your hat tooken?

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    All music now is influenced by Hip Hop. It's so deeply ingrained in the culture.

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    All of a sudden it became that hip hop didn't used to be about partying; hip hop used to be about putting out a message.

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    All right, stop whatcha doin, cause I'm about to ruin The image and the style that you're used to.

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    All my teenage years my punk was hip-hop - I just hated pop music.

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    All we want in this life is peace, prosperity and a little paper...

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    All these ways we classify things as R&B and hip-hop and rock... It's bullshit. It's all music. If you put yourself in that box, then you won't be able to hear that it's all music at its soul.

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    All through the hood, I'm grippin' wood and blowin' pine

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    A lot of artists have a lot of different ventures, I think it's typical for a hip hop artist, at this point, to have a bunch of different ventures.

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    A lot of times when people listen to music it's because they feel down, and that's when serious hip-hop comes into play. When times is hard, people can hear a rapper that inspires them to do what they [are] supposed to do.

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    A lot of people forget that R&B put hip-hop on, R&B put rock on.

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    A lot of the hip hop artists don't write music. They write words.

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    A lot of underground hip-hop will inspire me as far as rhyme patterns - really wordy, intelligent lyrics.

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    Americanomics works, and I won't argue that is true. But if the economy is getting better, getting better for who? Well, if you ask me, I'm doing much worse than before, With the welfare cuts, I don't eat no more. So if I did wanna go out, I couldn't go nowhere, Cause I ate every last one of them reindeer. Rudolph first, I went down the list, I got so hungry, I just couldn't resist. I ate Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Dixon, Fried them up and then started to mix them. And before you knew it, they were all gone, I wonder what y'all gonna do about my reindeer song!

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    And from the moment that I saw you, I knew you was trouble, But I disregarded detour signs, And did not stop til you was mine. I guess God was like, 'Aight, fine.' Careful what you wish for, cause you just might get it in heaps. Try to give it back, He be like, 'Nah, that's yours to keep.'

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    And I'll break, when I'm through breakin, I'll leave you broke, Drop the mic when I'm finished, and watch it smoke

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    And I'm telling you now the frustration The future's facing from the anger in the nation.

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    And just as you can find hip-hop lyrics beating up on all these groups, including young Black men themselves, the primary producers of the music, you can also find lyrics celebrating them.

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    ...And Sunday's the one day I rest, give thanks, and bless.

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    ..And the same rapper who revels in a woman's finely proportioned behind may also speak against racism and on behalf of the poor, even as he encourages them not to look at hip-hop as their salvation.

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    And this is the only sound you should fear, man these kids wear crowns over here and everything is alright

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    And through our travels we get separated, never forget: In order to survive, got to learn to live with regrets.

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    And when I say it, they get alarmed... 'Cause I'm louder than a bomb.

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    And when it comes to gettin nookie, I'm not a rookie... I got girls that make that chick Toni Braxton look like Whoopi.

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    And when we holdin' a Tec, we put a hole in your neck. Equippin' you with a permanent T-Pain vocal effect.

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    Am I really just a narcissist, Cause I wake up to a bowl of lobster bisque?

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    As an artist, I always just want to grow as a songwriter. I listen to a lot of music. I listen to music all the time, whether it's hip-hop or soul or rock or whatever. I'm always listening to music and trying to learn from other songwriters and how they tap into certain emotions and communicate more clearly.

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    As far as hip-hop is concerned, I'm no expert and rarely think consciously about how I "represent" hip-hop.

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    As I turned around to receive my injection, I said, 'Next time I'll use some protection.' If I see another girl and I get an erection... I'm walking in the other direction!

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    As minorities, it is always our dream to merge our cultures and showcase to the world the talent that comes from both Latin music and Hip-Hop, .. I hope that together,we can create a new cultural movement that unites these audiences.

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    As much as I am hip-hop, I'm soul. As much as I am soul, I'm a turntablist. As much as I'm a DJ, I love jazz and rock.

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    A thin line between the haters and the ones who love us. A thinner line from the freedom and the foul judges, In the streets where the snake niggas hold grudges.

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    Award shows, like the Grammys, were tough on us early in hip-hop, not even televising our categories or splitting them up on best male or female or any of that. We had to earn them.

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