The hip-hop formula
I never pretended to be an MC, I always had my own style. I threw many of the hip-hop rules out the window immediately. I didn't even try to be real. There's very stringent rules of how hip-hop is made. It's very protective, almost like the way the Germans make their beer. You can't fuck with the formula at all.

Himmelsbach, Erik, 'Beck to the Future', Request magazine, January/February 2000