Tip educate 'em, my rhymes are strictly taboo

from A Tribe Called Quest – Steve Biko (Stir It Up) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Schools are always afraid of taboo subjects for the fact that some people may take legal action against the school for teaching such subjects. One of the biggest controversies is the (still raging) Evolution versus Creationism debate over which belief (if any) should be taught.

Phife, coming from a little less liberal time, wouldn’t be allowed to teach his MC skills to other because they’re too good. We all know that the radio wouldn’t allow lyrics like his to become popular.

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