You could find the Abstract listening to hip hop

from A Tribe Called Quest – Excursions Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

“Abstract Poet” is one of Q-Tip’s nicknames; so he is listening to old school hip hop as a youngin'.

But there’s a second possible meaning to the line that suggests that there is important “abstract” knowledge to be gained from hip hop. The album title of The Low End Theory supports this understanding of rap as philosophy.

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