Feels good when I walk through the hood
Best part is
I don't gotta flow, I just talk to the hood
— Jadakiss, "I'm a Gangsta"
"Rap music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock.
— Kurt Cobain
Maestro Fresh Wes: I got no gats or grills so my tracks ain't real? Cuz I don't pack steel? Then my tracks appeal?
Classified: And to the mass appeal? Watch how fast they fail — yeah I'm hip hop son, until my casket's sealed.
— Classified, "Hard to be Hip Hop"