Jay-Z: 'Hip-Hop Is A Way Of Life Not A Fashion Accessory'

Rapper JAY-Z has hit out at white people who exploit hip-hop culture in a bid to impress their peers.

The GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS superstar dislikes folk who jump on the urban music bandwagon, but accepts some in white society are predisposed to the rap scene, like EMINEM.

Jay-Z tells British magazine GQ, "They think they can say those words and take ownership of hip-hop. You can't. It's a lifestyle. It's a culture. It's not just music.

"It's the way you present yourself, the way you talk, it's all that. You can't just say 'holler back' and you're in. It doesn't work like that.

"Look at Eminem. He grew up around the culture his whole life. He's not capitalising off the culture, in my opinion. It's what he is."


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ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS NOT MATTER WHAT JAY-Z HAS TO SAY HE THE BEST DAMN RAPPER OUT.SO LET SEAN CATER OF BROOKLYN NY SAID WHAT HE HAS TOO SAY.#1FAND BROOKLYN STAND UP!!!!:}
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I love Jay-Z and Beyonce. Jay-Z has been the best rapper in the industry. That could be different if The Notorious BIG and Tupac were still around, but unfortunately they are not. Jay-Z has been the most honest rapper, and I feel like I do know him just from listening to his music, because he is so real. I hope that he and Beyonce do get married and have kids, but I think that she won't have as much sex appeal if she does that. I will still think that she is beautiful, as all of the ladies of Destiny's Child are.
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