Zac Crain of the Dallas Observer spoke with Nu-Mark of Jurassic 5 who spoke out against the commercial hip hop that is pervasive on the airwaves when his group, Dilated Peoples, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Blackalicious have a much tougher time. “Oh, yeah. I mean, there’s no doubt about it. It’s not even a debate, I don’t think, I mean, unless you got something I don’t know about,” Nu Mark said. “That’s what’s on the radio, and that’s what people are buying. People wanna hear MCs talk sh** about women and degrade ’em. Especially women. It’s been proven that they buy most of the records. I don’t know. I can’t explain it. If I was a woman, I wouldn’t wanna be called a bitch or a slut or a ho or whatever. This music is quirky like that. But all you gotta do is do what comes from your heart.”
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