I'm the hip-hop Quincy Jones of today
I'm forever learning and that's why I'm always able to create new styles and new dimensions of hip-hop.
I have done so much for hip-hop and 'til this day, I haven't received any awards or any recognition for it.
No one would argue against the fact that L.A. leads the country in opportunities for being hip and pretentious.
Country's hip; it's cool music.
I don't know what makes someone hip. The goal is artist achievement and the best work we can do with no limitation.
I'm gonna try and change the course of hip hop again.
MTV didn't call. I guess I wasn't hip and groovy enough
I think the hip hop world and the rock world still have a lot in common, but it certainly seems like things happen and break at a much faster pace in the hip hop world.
We played at a club called, the Elbow Room. Don Carlos, the nightclub owner, was very hip and a very important person who made a big impact on my life.
My brother's been producing rap music and hip-hop for maybe 10 years.
We found that just by the way we stood, affected women dramatically, and if you look at our show, you'll see that we always stood with our legs open our fists on hips and our bat bulges forward, which had a profound effect on women!
You have to look at the fact that Hip Hop is under attack. It's not just Hip Hop but Black people, Latino people and all people are under attack for different things.
A lot of the hip hop artists don't write music. They write words.
I am taking belly dancing now. My hips are double-jointed, so I can do it really easily.
I am one of the founders of Hip-Hop along with my brothers Kool DJ Herc and Grandmaster Flash.
When you talk about rap you have to understand that rap is part of the Hip-Hop culture.
I'm not hip, I'm not cool, I'm not glib.
All I can say is that I've had too many people in the hip-hop industry really like what I'm doing. I know where I'm coming from, and the album speaks for itself.
I grew up around hip-hop so I didn't think it was about being cool or being black or being white or whatever.
The most important thing to a lot of people, is to belong to something that's hip or whatever. To be a part of something that's not society, just a clique.
Morrissey wrote a really gorgeous song for me. I'm crazy for that man. And he thinks I'm hip!
Detroit is right now a new Mecca for Hip Hop.
These days, rock 'n' roll is much more about rock than about roll. I don't do rock. But I'm interested in that roll part, because that's the funny little bit that makes it hip.
I give 'em the hip, then I take it away.
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