i can't even imagine what person i would turn out to be if i never listened to hiphop. i think it has changed my life for the better tho (although i can't really know)...especially when i started exploring the underground. it opened my mind to a lot of other different things...different types of music, but also re-enforced my interest in philosophy and science. i also became a lot more open minded to different issues and politics. i don't think i'd ever be interested in these things if listened to techno or some shit...lmao. hiphop rules!