1. You could find a hip-hop song dealing with any subject matter, but the stuff that’s being promoted and marketed and the corporations are spending major money on is the decadent stuff, which is mostly about drug use and sex. That’s why people get a skewed perspective of hip-hop.

    — Talib Kweli on mainstream hip-hop, parenting and honoring the old school in an interview with NPR’s Audie Cornish