The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.This Week's Rapper:
Savvi, de facto leader of the hip-hop supergroup Hueston Independent Spit District (H.I.S.D.)
This Week's Subject:
Whether or not rappers celebrate Tupac's birthday (June 16) the same way Christians celebrate Christ's.
Ask A Rapper: Let's jump right into it because we assume this is pertinent: How are you celebrating the birth of Tupac, rap's apparent Lord and savior?
Savvi: Well... honestly... it's really more so just reflecting on his influence. I won't be playing any of his songs or anything [laughs]. But he was one of the most influential rappers of all time.
AAR: So, basically what you're saying is that you had no idea it was Tupac's birthday. That's what you're saying, isn't it?
S: [laughs] Nah, I did no. I've been on Twitter, got my tweets about. I heard the mix they did on 97.9 this morning. I've been hearing. I knew.
AAR: So then you'll be getting a Tupac-inspired tattoo, then? Perhaps the chorus to "Dear Mama" somewhere on your person? That seems reasonable.
S: [laughs] I'll say this: for me, my favorite album was Me Against the World
, so I'ma put it in tonight. It's one of the most phenomenal records of all time. I'll listen to it again. That's how I'll celebrate.