There's something to be said about having the mutual respect of your peers in what you do but also from others in what they do. I try to keep each of the elements of "Hip Hop" close while others know very little which has been more apparent lately. I've been blessed with being "thrown up" by two Kings on separate occasions, Cope2 KD and more recently in Switzerland by Serval of 7$. If you don't have that mutual respect of other MC's, DJ's and writers you don't get the Hip Hop pass, sorry. You can't know one element and claim the culture!