...to change their mind, what would you play?" Somebody asked me this via formspring.me . Thought it was a great question. So many factors to take into consideration. I think you'd first have to know WHY the person doesn't like hip hop. Some people are convinced rappers talk about nothing except money, women, and violence. Obviously you'd have to pick a song that talks about none (or, perhaps, criticizes those that do). Some people complain that rap isn't music. A good choice would be something that's pretty melodic. And probably a song that isn't a sample of an older popular song with a drum beat thrown on top of it. I supposed you'd also have to take into consideration the type of music they DO like. For jazz-heads, you find something jazzy. For rockers, you play them something with some crazy guitars. And I supposed you'd want to maintain your integrity. I mean...if the person is a rock fan, you could play some rap/rock hybrid that sucks and sounds closer to Limp Bizkit...but that isn't really exposing them to "hip hop" (thought it may re-affirm hip hop's influence in popular/white culture). You could play some top 40 rap song that has universal "shake your booty" appeal, but I think it'd be nice to show off what hip hop has to offer and not the picture painted by top 40 radio on a daily basis. What would YOU choose??