sorry. but you can't blame the pen and pad on this one. su re enough what most speak that call themselves-- 'rappers' might not be held to everyone's highest esteem-- but hip-hop and rap are two different things... hip-hop is two turntables and a mic-- the art of storytellin' and somewhere along the line... someone placed it all in a blender and rap became hip-hop and hip hop died a horrible death-- and talkin' bout what you had became status quo when you can take none of it with you in the next life... see blaming an art as twisted as the art might be-- for a culture's downfall is inappropriate-- 'the man' has never been responsible he didn't make hip-hop we made it the people of the sun-- whose bodies seem to house hypertension and heart disease-- because of stress? or are we just killing we? ****ING RAP would be like killing your scribe-- rap is...like your hand each finger is important and no matter how much conscious hip-hop is pumped out what gets the airplay is '******* ho's clothes and shiny rocks' a culture tainted? or tainting itself? you tell me what it means... s p c l a r i f i e d.