Just Cuz You Call it Ice, Don't Mean it Ain't a Chain. In the world and culture of mainstream rap, materialism has supplanted the substance of the music. The widespread braggadocio flavor of the genre that is defecating on its founders has infected everything from i-pods to the airwaves. Let's not forget the true heros of hip hop so quickly. And let's not put these chains on with out anyone else's help, making ourselves slaves to a fashion. Harriet Tubman is hip-hop. Frederick Douglas is hip hop. John Brown is hip-hop. The Bling dynasties had a nice run, now watch the underground, who refuses to bend to trends, who hold true to hip hop's roots and the true love of music.