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"Oh, Nas is 'the one.' But you want to talk about someone caught between the CEO world and the

movement -- Nas has issues. He’s in the hood, Queensbridge projects, he’s gotta keep it real with

the fellas. Then he picks up the phone and talks with me discussing NASA and the universe and hip hop’s role on Mars. When I asked him, 'Nas I want you to speak at NASA,' he hung up the phone on me. He couldn’t take it. He called me back an hour later saying, 'Yo, man. I’m sorry man. Yo, man. Yo, you just too much man. I had to take a breather.' I said, 'Stop being afraid. It’s just a building. You go and you talk and you leave.' But he wants the training. He’s interested in the training and he’s not afraid. It’s just I’m a crazy guy."

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wow. just wow.



First Principle


Hiphop (Hip´Hop) is a term that describes our independent collective consciousness. Ever growing, it is commonly expressed through such elements as Breakin, Emceein, Graffiti Art, Deejayin, Beatboxin, Street Fashion, Street Language, Street Knowledge and Street Entrepreneurialism. Wherever and whenever these and future elements and expressions of Hiphop Kulture manifest; this Hiphop Declaration of Peace shall advise the use and interpretation of such elements, expressions and lifestyle.



Second Principle


Hiphop Kulture respects the dignity and sanctity of life without discrimination or prejudice. Hiphoppas shall thoroughly consider the protection and the development of life, over and before the individual decision to destroy or seek to alter its natural development.


Third Principle


Hiphop Kulture respects the Laws and agreements of its culture, its country, its institutions and whomever it does business with. Hiphop does not irresponsibly break Laws and commitments.


Fourth Principle


Hiphop is a term that describes our independent collective consciousness. As a conscious way of life, we acknowledge our influence on society, especially on children; and we shall forever keep the rights and welfare of both in mind. Hiphop Kulture encourages womanhood, manhood, sisterhood, brotherhood, childhood and family. We are conscious not to bring any intentional disrespect that jeopardizes the dignity and reputation of our children, elders and ancestors.


Fifth Principle


The ability to define, defend and educate ourselves is encouraged, developed, preserved, protected and promoted as a means toward peace and prosperity, and toward the protection and the development of our self-worth. Through knowledge of purpose and the development of our natural and learned skills, Hiphoppas are encouraged to always present their best work and ideas.


Sixth Principle


Hiphop Kulture honors no relationship, person, event, act or otherwise wherein the preservation and further development of Hiphop's culture, principles and elements are not considered or respected. Hiphop Kulture does not participate in activities that clearly destroy or alter its ability to productively and peacefully exist. Hiphoppas are encouraged to initiate and participate in fair trade and honesty in all negotiations and transactions.


Seventh Principle


The essence of Hiphop is beyond entertainment: The elements of Hiphop Kulture may be traded for money, honor, power, respect, food, shelter, information and other resources; however, Hiphop and its culture cannot be bought, nor is it for sale. It (Hiphop) cannot be transferred or exchanged by or to anyone for any compensation at any time or at any place. Hiphop is not a product. Hiphop is the priceless principle of our self-empowerment.


Eighth Principle


Companies, corporations, non and not-for-profit organizations, as well as individuals and groups that are clearly benefiting from the use, interpretation and/or exploitation of the term Hiphop, (i.e. Hip Hop, hip-hop,) and the expressions and terminologies of Hiphop, (i.e. Hip Hop, hip-hop,) are encouraged to commission and/or employ a full-time or part-time certified Hiphop Kultural Specialist to interpret and answer sensitive cultural questions regarding the principles and proper presentations of Hiphop’s elements and culture; relative to businesses, individuals, organizations, communities, cities, as well as other countries.


Ninth Principle


May 3rd is Rap Music Day. Hiphoppas are encouraged to dedicate their own time and talent to self-development and for service to their communities. Every third week in May is Hiphop Appreciation Week. During this time, Hiphoppas are encouraged to honor their ancestors, reflect upon their cultural contributions and appreciate the elements and principles of Hiphop Kulture. November is Hiphop History Month. During this time Hiphoppas are encouraged to participate in the creating, learning and honoring of Hiphop's history and historical cultural contributors.



Tenth Principle


Hiphoppas are encouraged to build meaningful and lasting relationships that rest upon Love, trust, equality and respect. Hiphoppas are encouraged not to cheat, abuse, or deceive their friends.


Eleventh Principle


The Hiphop community exists as an international culture of consciousness that provides all races, tribes, religions and styles of people a foundation for the communication of their best ideas and works. Hiphop Kulture is united as one multi-skilled, multi-cultural, multi-faith, multi-racial people committed to the establishment and the development of peace.


Twelfth Principle


Hiphop Kulture does not intentionally or voluntarily participate in any form of hate, deceit, prejudice or theft at any time. At no time shall Hiphop Kulture engage in any violent war within itself. Those who intentionally violate the principles of this Declaration of Peace or intentionally reject its advice, forfeit by their own actions the protections set forth herein.


Thirteenth Principle


Hiphop Kulture rejects the immature impulse for unwarranted acts of violence and always seeks diplomatic, non-violent strategies in the settlement of all disputes. Hiphoppas are encouraged to consider forgiveness and understanding before any act of retaliation. War is reserved as a final solution when there is evidence that all other means of diplomatic negotiation have failed repeatedly.


Fourteenth Principle


Hiphoppas are encouraged to eliminate poverty, speak out against injustice and shape a more caring society and a more peaceful world. Hiphop Kulture supports a dialogue and action that heals divisions in society, addresses the legitimate concerns of humankind and advances the cause of peace.



Fifteenth Principle


Hiphoppas respect and learn from the ways of Nature, regardless of where we are on this planet. Hiphop Kulture holds sacred our duty to contribute to our own survival as independent, free-thinking beings in and throughout the Universe. This planet, commonly known as Earth is our nurturing parent and Hiphoppas are encouraged to respect Nature and all creations and inhabitants of Nature.



Sixteenth Principle


Hiphop's pioneers, legends, teachas, elders, and ancestors shall not be inaccurately quoted, misrepresented, or disrespected at anytime. No one should profess to be a Hiphop pioneer or legend unless they can prove with facts and/or witnesses their credibility and contributions to Hiphop Kulture.



Seventeenth Principle


Hiphoppas are encouraged to share resources. Hiphoppas should give as freely and as often as possible. It is the duty of every Hiphoppa to assist, whenever possible, in the relief of human suffering and in the correction of injustice. Hiphop is shown the highest respect when Hiphoppas respect each other. Hiphop Kulture is preserved, nurtured and developed when Hiphoppas preserve, nurture and develop one another.



Eighteenth Principle


Hiphop Kulture maintains a healthy, caring and wealthy, central Hiphop guild – fully aware and invested with the power to promote, teach, interpret, modify and defend the principles of this Hiphop Declaration of Peace.

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today, "hip hop" is white kids with messenger bags living in bklyn or some other trendy area wearing "high end" clothing and claiming they keep shit real, even though that is a cliché term they may not use, they still think it.


give me back public enemy, de la soul, epmd and all of those classic black artists because i'm sick of whiny white boys moving from the suburbs to pursue their careers as street artists and white hip hop moguls, while they sing about "building" or their addiction to prescription drugs.

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im confused on this whole hip hop shit


It's that music where the kids spit into their hands to make music and spin on their backs.

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ahahahahahaha someone dig up the video where KRS is "analyzing" a redman freestyle... shit is hillarious "You see how he wears his hoodie and hat like that to look extra gutter" hhahaha shit had me rolling

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im cool though...i dont need to be part of any "hip hop club"


especially ones that you have to pay to be in.



...thats gay.

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reminds me of this list from http://www.mcsweeneys.net/


Probable Sequels to Breakin' (1984) and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984).




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Breakin' 3: Poppin' 'N Lockin' All in Your Face!


Breakin' 4: Coin-Droppin' 'N Exploitin' Nonprofit Status


Breakin' 5: Structural and Foundational Building-Code Violations at Miracles


Breakin' 6: Top-Rockin' 'N Tax Evasion


Breakin' 7: Gettin' Help From the Mob


Breakin' 8: Turbo and the Mime Piss Off the Mob


Breakin' 9: Limbs


Breakin' 10: Kelly Suddenly Leaves the Country to "Pursue Her Dance Career"


Breakin' 11: Holes in the Ozone


Breakin' 12: We Had Better Enter the Witness Protection Program, Move to Somewhere in South America, and Start a New Community Center Down There Before We All Get Killed


Breakin' 13: Breaker's Dozen

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Good song by the way.




[Large Professor]

Now I've never been one to knock the next man for getting his

You know what I'm saying? (Right right)

And I do realize that now hip hop is a form of showbiz. (Uh huh)

But this has always been something with which you have to be true

So in the year on 1992...(this is how we do!)


[Large Professor]

At the age of 19 heard the scene

A lot of M.C.'s that do not come clean

Fronting on dealing hard times in rhymes

You see him in the streets and you see no signs

Of the hell, and they get on stage and tell

Some cornball war story, ring the bell (word)

You're fakin the funk

Talking that extra hard junk, you're probably a punk

And Imma let you know, that this way

You just don't cut with the artificial flow



Knee digs out a great backs a next

When fakes try to front, they get smoked like blunts

My rhymes penetrate like skunk

Ayo word up, I think you're fakin the funk


[Large Professor]

You're fakin the funk! (You're fakin the funk)



Yo! You're fakin the funk! (You're fakin the funk) (Repeat 6x)


[Large Professor]

You do a song about a current event

Get on television and seem hesitant to represent

And that's what we call fraud

You can't kick the streets with a look I sold out a board (word)

And everywhere has streets

That's not trying to hear the same wack rhymes over the same stink beats

Cause times are real, and I can't feel

Putting...down on the reel to reel



Now Imma let you know

With those weak style of raps, it's time to go

I eject rejects that step

I'm a vet ready to snap your neck

I shine and rhyme at the same time

The mastermind of the sport called the rhyme

Now it's my time to dump chumps that front

(Ayo Professor what's up?)


[Large Professor]

You're fakin the funk


Chorus (1/2)


[Large Professor]

The era of the wack M.C.

Is getting shut down when the Main Source stomps through your town

Cause we don't play the role of a clown

And keep things jumping with the real rap sound


So to all the people stealing beats (You're fakin the funk)

To the crossover rapper with the pleats (You're fakin the funk)

To all the chumps that's claiming the streets (You're fakin the funk)

Fronting incredible feats (You're fakin the funk)

To the girl acting like a prostitute (You're fakin the funk)

Wearing that hooker type suit (You're fakin the funk)

To the rapper with the big space suit (You're fakin the funk)

To the artist that doesn't pay dues (You're fakin the funk)



Caue, exotic and then you're torn with the hyper tone

I can't be blown because my rhymes are hard like stone

So prepare for the scare, because I'm you're worst nightmare, punk

Cause you're fakin the...



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