“Ten years from now, I would just like to have laid the blueprint down that other people can follow, that came from similar situations.” ~Nipsey Hussle in a 2018 Black Enterprise interview with Mia Hall
“Been through some thangs but I couldn’t imagine my kids being stuck at the border/Flint still need water/People was innocent couldn’t get lawyers.” ~21 Savage “a lot” verse performed on The Tonight Show 1/28/2019
“I got to sacrifice a lot of money to perform. But there’s a man who sacrificed his job for us, so we got to stand behind him.” ~Cardi B on refusing to perform during the Super Bowl to support Kaepernick
“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.”~ 7th Principle Hip Hop Declaration of Peace
According to the Centers for Disease Control, opioid abuse has reached epidemic numbers. Although the incidence of abuse and overdose have largely affected suburban communities, controlled prescription drugs have been seeping into Hip Hop culture for two decades.