by Dave Segal
on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 4:09 PM
In the new issue of Wax Poetics (#50, all redesigned and stuff), the Roots’ drummer Questlove has 33 reasons why Prince should be considered a hiphop artist. Not all of his arguments are convincing, but they’re never dull, and you have to admire Questo’s obsessive Prince Rogers Nelson scholarship/knowledge. Here's a passage about Prince's sole credentials:
Unusual footwear is the most definitive rebel statement one can make in hip-hop. Some take the strings out, some rock mismatched, and with a better budget, some can rock just about anything. But it takes a true man to rock heels with confidence. Hip-hop can posture all it wants, but to get yo chick stolen from a dude looking like him is a hurt piece.