Cause my love and respect for this is so strong
I question the state of hip-hop (uh), major labels, etc. and so on (uh)

from Rakim (Ft. Tracey Horton) – Won't Be Long Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He has said he doesn’t see a lot of artistry in hip hop artists right now. He also said “I wanted to do a conscious album. There’s zero conscious in the hood right now, zero conscious in Hip Hop right now.“ “The conscious level is definitely low and the substance of the music is so much lighter, but you have to understand the game is young in new places. It’s still growing,”

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