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Is The National Recording Registry Ready For The Geto Boyz?

The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducingliston@gmail.com.

This Week's Rapper: HPMA nominee Kyle Hubbard

This Week's Subject(s): Houston songs that should/should not be immortalized.

Each year, the National Recording Registry selects 25 songs to enter their, umm, registry. This year, Tupac's "Dear Mama" was selected. He's only the third hip-hop act to ever have a song selected after Grandmaster Flash and Public Enemy. Now, as part of the requirements to be selected, a song must be "at least ten years old and bear some historical, cultural or aesthetic significance."

Here's what we'll do. You and AAR will play Good Cop/Bad Cop. We'll throw out some songs and list why they should not be included, you tell us why they should be. Good luck. And we're off:

UGK, "Pregnant Pussy"

Bad Cop (Ask A Rapper): You need an explanation for why this shouldn't make it? Seriously? Okay, how about there's a part in there about how while you're having relations with a preggers, the baby can simultaneously be giving you head? Will that do?

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Shea Serrano