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Is Stealing Another Rapper's Lyrics Ever OK?

Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture.

This Week's Panel: Eskabel, Renzo, O.N.E., Brad Gilmore, D-Risha, K.A.B.

Not Invited: Carlos Mencia

This Week's Prompt: Recently, rapper Consequence got mad at Pusha T because he said T lifted one of the lines from one his unreleased songs and passed it off as his own. So here's the question (two, actually):

  • Has that ever happened to you, or have you ever done that?
  • Among rappers, is that a terrible offense, moderate, or something that happens regularly and is no real cause to get all pissy about it?

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Shea Serrano