One from a thousand speaks in his own voice
The other 999, imitates without choice

from GZA – 7 Pounds Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Often when one emcee gains tremendous recognition, other lesser emcees try and imitate his style so they can fit in with the current scene influenced by him.

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