Ain't nobody making music to not be heard and the easiest way to be heard is to be on the radio, but you should never compromise who you are, your values or your morals.
It doesn't get any more underground, conscious or indie than Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, but because they got a couple of really big pop hits, actually some of the biggest pop hits that hip-hop has ever seen, people are missing that part of their story. People are not counting that blessing.
I met Mos Def around that time but I didn't hook up with him until I was about 17 or 18.
Before Eminem, the idea that there would be a white rapper that anybody would really check for was fantastic or amazing or impossible.
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