Hip hop on maskuliininen musiikin alue, jossa arkiseen kuvastoon kuuluu jengimerkit, battlet, uhoaminen, dissaaminen, drive-by-shootingit, ja sen sellainen hölmöily. Siksi onkin piristävää, kun vaihteeksi joku artisti osoittaa kunnolla kunnioitusta toista artistia kohtaan, kuten tässä videossa Mos Def tunnustautuu (MF) DOOMin suureksi faniksi.
”I’d bet a million dollars on DOOM against Lil’ Wayne”
”When I saw that Madvillain record, I bought it on vinyl, I didn’t have a record player. I bought it on vinyl just to stare at the album. I just stared at it, and I just kept going ’I understand you’. I was like ’I get, I understand you, I understand’. Cause you know I was a teenager growing up listening to fuckin’ Love Supreme and Miles and Bitches Brew and Mingus and The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, but I was also rhyming. And it was never… The closest that anything came to abstract in that way… to that wild energy, to that raw shit was De La.”