Politics is work. Hiphop is music. The idea that hiphop, because it makes the body feel good to move to it and it makes the soul feel good to hear out angry young black men, can be transmuted into changing the world is narcotic but nonsensical. Wherever hiphop is ever "going," we can be sure it will not be in a constructive direction, anymore than fashions in the color of cars. And it shouldn't "concern" us in the least.
John H. McWhorter
The reason why it is that strong, and why HipHop is so inbred, is that there is a very structured wheel, a very definable system on how to get paid in HipHop. Busta Rhymes is someone who took that road and sure enough got paid. As long people like him are allowed to continue to do that it wont change. There is a very specific sound and a very specific attitude, and it changes every year, but as long as you stay in there and keep doing it, and keep narrowing your scope, dressing the rigt ways etc. you get paid.
I can't understand how people can have grown up in the eighties, amidst all this competitive spirit, gangster battles, hiphop - and still pretend that artists are 'colleagues' that should be bloody nice to each other. I mean that's like the 60's, not the 80's. I grew up with the idea of putting a cap in the ass of bad rhyming niggers. So that's what i did. And they all started frontin me, copycats and dinosaurs, but they have nothing on me. To me, the house generation of the 90's is excused - I never pick fights with these ecstasy heads. I just wanna bury all the dinosaurs that don't get ill.
I SAY BOOM BYE BYE TO A BATTY BOY WHEN IT COMES TO THE CHARGES, I'M A NAUGHTY BOY PUT THE FEET TO YOUR HEAD LIKE KARATE BOY TURN AROUND, BEAT THE FEDS LIKE THE GOTTI BOY THE RAMIFICATIONS OF FRONTING IS A GUT SHOT A BUCK-FIFTY AND UNIVERSAL AND WHATNOT THEY SAID HIPHOP WAS GETTING TOO HARDCORE THE METROSEXUAL MOVEMENT CAME, THE ODDBALL ALL OF A SUDDEN THE MEN ARE SO FASHION-FORWARD BUT CLOTHES NEVER MADE THE MAN, YOU BASTARDS KNOW IT I'D RATHER HEAR A NIGGA LYING AND FIRING GLOCKS THAN HAVE TO HEAR A NIGGA RHYME ABOUT DESIGNER SOCKS BITCH, DO IT FOR BUJU BANTON DO IT SO BABYLON CAN GIVE THAT BROTHER A BOND, MON AIN'T NOBODY FUCKING WITH SAI THINK SO? FIND A SICK DICK, SUCK IT AND DIE