1. As Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks were beefing this week, Iggy Iggs tweeted out that race and politics had nothing to do with her hip-hop career.
2. In response, rapper Q-Tip replied to the Aussie star that hip-hop only exists because of its roots, which include race and politics.
3. Buckle up, and you might learn something.
5. Times were particularly tough for black kids in poor neighborhoods, Q-Tip begins.
11. Amid those circumstances, kids growing up on the streets found a creative outlet.
17. And it started to grow.
19. But adversity didn’t disappear, Q-Tip continues.
24. Still, the music and movement grew.
26. Eventually inspiring a white Australian girl named Amethyst Amelia Kelly. That’s great, Q-Tip says.
30. Those roots remain.
36. And they’re still affecting black people today, Q-Tip says.
38. A friendly heads-up from one artist to another.
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