Hip hop at it's best when it lacked television

from Cannibal Ox (Ft. El-P) – Ridiculoid Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Before hip hop went mainstream, it was underground. It was out in the park on the streets. It was a movement rather than just a means of making money. You would hear an emcees record but sometimes not know what they looked like. This was early in the golden era before hip hop actually made it to TV and became part of pop culture.

To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “Ridiculoid” by Cannibal Ox (Ft. El-P) Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box