"Language is, however, the most important tool human beings possess for producing consciousness. Language, in other words, is an organized report of what is going on – a report that can be stored in memory and retrieved by hearing or reading other relevant language cues."
Joseph Gold. Read For Your Life: Literature as a Life Support System. Fitzhenry and Whiteside: Markham, 1990. pg 117
"It's almost impossible to start something new nowadays. Hip-hop is like a [slam] dunk contest. There's not too many dunks left that someone can do. You can only jump from the free-throw line so many times, you can only put it through your legs some many times, windmill, whatever. All we're doing right now is preserving. We're not claiming to start anything new or try to be something new. I'm just preserving the shit that I used to listen to and the era I grew up in."