I have done so much for hip-hop and ’til this day, I haven’t received any awards or any recognition for it.
Rap is a gimmick, but I’m for the hip-hop, the culture.
The Bronx is famous for two things. Hip-hop, and 26 world championships.
In the hip-hop community, it’s about how real are you, or how strong can you be, and really my music just reflects me. If you can accept me, then you can accept my music.
I want kids of this generation to see that everything is cool, that there’s some kind of unity in hip-hop. We all found something that’s really important to us, and music is all we’ve really got.
The thing about hip-hop is that it’s from the underground, ideas from the underbelly, from people who have mostly been locked out, who have not been recognized.
Well, hip-hop is what makes the world go around.
Rap is rhythm and poetry. Hip-hop is storytelling and poetry as well.
People can look to me as a teacher, but I consider myself a student of hip-hop.
We play a hip-hop song and suddenly 25 people on the left jump up and put their hands in the air; then you play Lost Cause and they’re like, I don’t know about this one.
I am one of the founders of Hip-Hop along with my brothers Kool DJ Herc and Grandmaster Flash.
Hip-hop is supposed to uplift and create, to educate people on a larger level and to make a change.
Hip-hop is definitely not what it used to be, which was creative, original music.
Hip-hop isn’t as complex as a woman is.
I’ve done so many hip-hop albums already I got tired of just hip-hop.
There’s not a hip-hop artist that didn’t snatch of piece of Bob Marley. It’s totally impossible.
Back in the day, if someone said that hip-hop and rap was a fad, that was a joke to me because they just didn’t know what they were talking about.
I’m forever learning and that’s why I’m always able to create new styles and new dimensions of hip-hop.