“Once we open this door to start just going through everyone’s rap lyrics to try to find crime in there, I think that’s where we have the problem.”

–Bun B

“It signals to me that Jim Crow is very much alive … I think that in this country we love the nostalgic stories of how far we’ve come in transforming … and we have not. If we don’t remain vigilant about these things, we never will.”

— Tiny Doo


“It’s used as a tool to literally hang our boys. It is wrong, it is evil, it is vicious, it is maniacal and it is systemic.”

— Killer Mike


“Everyone has free speech (unless you’re a rapper).”

— Marco Pave