photo you just brought my waay back....i grew up with hip hop, before it got saran wrapped into some sanitized bullshit(yes miss k is gettin' nasty and cursin')
hip hop was about the lyric...but not in the way you youngins think ....it was slick rick geting through a WHOLE rhyme without a curse and saying more than jay z can hold in his brain cells...it WAS poetry. Take any rakim rhyme and gaurantee you can read it and it STILL has the same beauty....back in the day the MC cared out the content...and everything didn't rest on a wack(yes i said wack)bridge.
KRS 1/Main Source/Pete Rock and CL Smooth/ Big Daddy Kane/ Slick Rick/Dana Dan/Tribe Called Quest/Rakim/MC Lyte....
poetry...aaaahh those were the days...miss k
if you didn't define yourself for yourself you'd be crunched into other peoples fantasies of you an eaten alive.