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Even though Rap music is locally respected and globally accepted, from time to time it still gets hated on. Let the recent Brooklyn community board member’s comments about the Notorious B.I.G. being too fat to have a street named after him serve as a your latest reminder.

But this is not the first time the culture has been showed shade. Since the art form was birthed, Hip-Hop has suffered through a multitude of snubs, cold shoulders, ridicule and straight out disdain. While some of those instances have become out of sight and out of mind, there are some moments so insulting that will never get a public pass.

So we present the eight acts of disrespect shown towards Hip-Hop that should never be forgotten. Let these slights serve of evidence that in the eyes of of too many many Hip-Hop should remain in the ghetto.

Photos: YouTube, Fox 13, The Busy Signal, Ain’t No Jigga

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