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    Posted: Dec 26 2012 at 2:37pm
I don't like it
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ay yo i start to flinch as i try not say, but my lips is like a oowop as i start to spray it
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"Conscious" rap <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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I use the word. What would I look like criticizing a rapper for using it?

Most rappers put in the 'conscious' rap bubble really hate it. Talib Kweli, Common, Macklemore, Black Thought have all spoken out against being called conscious rappers. They wanna be human not artificially segregated from everyone else.

Their argument is "what? I can't like going to the club? Or sexing a chick with a big booty? or cursing?"

I think their view would be similar for people thinking they shouldn't use the N word in their music. Chuck D and De La Soul were some of the pioneers of what would later be called conscious rap, and they were using the N word with authority to get their points across.
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Originally posted by fairyQueen092 fairyQueen092 wrote:

Ooh those rappers... I expect them not to use it as much but I know they'll drop in the word once in a while. Still don't like it though


lol what did you think a conscious rapper was?


wasn't paying attention, I thought you meant rappers in general
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Originally posted by fairyQueen092 fairyQueen092 wrote:

Ooh those rappers... I expect them not to use it as much but I know they'll drop in the word once in a while. Still don't like it though


lol what did you think a conscious rapper was?
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Ooh those rappers... I expect them not to use it as much but I know they'll drop in the word once in a while. Still don't like it though
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who do you guys consider conscious rappers?  
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