It is a coincidence that Mathangi is the Goddess of Music and the spoken word, which can be rap.
When I first started making music, I was all about wordplay and how fast I could rap, but over the years, I've really gained an appreciation for melody. What's cool is that when you're singing, you have to be concise, and when you're rapping, you have the opportunity to be really detailed with your lyrics.
Odd Future's like a network as opposed to like a rap group.
Thebe Neruda Kgositsile
I've never been against women. That anti-feminist rap is bogus. I think men should be nice to women, buy them diamonds.
Back in the day, when the D.J. would be playing a record, I'd be on the mic trying to hype up the crowd. So once Public Enemy became a rap group, I decided that that's the role that I wanted to take on. I wanted to be the one that was hyping, because I've always been good at it. I can hype up any crowd.
Life without knowledge is death in disguise.
I never really thought I was going to be a singer, honestly. I never listened to singers; I always listened to rap music.
I liked hip-hop, wanted to do rap, and wanted to stand on a large stage. If you look at it in another angle... it's something that I chose.
I am the manifestation of study,
NOT the manifestation of money.
Therefore, I advance through thought,
NOT what's manufactured and bought.
Lawrence "Kris" Parker
Boogie Down Productions
I think rap music is brought up, gangster rap in particular, as well as video games, every other thing they try to hang the ills of society on as a scapegoat.
Being young and female in America, you watch a lot of T.V., and you grow up on false images of what love truly is. We think the man with the best rap will protect and save us, about it's not usually that way. Then you learn love is something deeper and purer in form.
Our music attracts the people that we rap about and make music about, and they come out and actually do it.