We're tired of being on the outside, looking in
Wondering what the fuck Hip Hop would've been
This is what it is, as opposed to what it used to be

from Immortal Technique – That's What It Is Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Tech is saying that real hip hop fans (Including himself) are fed up with how mainstream and watered down hip hop has become. And he’s contemplating how different it could of been but says: He’s real hip hop so fuck it.

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