It’s the year 2013, and there are still people out there who hate hip-hop. People who still think it isn’t real music, that it’s just a fad that's just going disappear, people who think it's bad for society and want to actively stop it. (Surely, they will fail. Tell 'em, Jeru!) Of course, you don’t need to suffer these retrograde relics in silence: Most arguments against hip-hop can be dismantled with good old-fashioned logic. That's why we put together this friendly guide wherein we run down 10 of the most common things that hip-hop haters say—and how to shut them down with a bulletproof response.

Written by Alex Gale (@apexdujeous)

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