Since it's hit the mainstream, rap music has been something that many people refused to take seriously.
In this clip taken from rapper Ice-T's hip-hop documentary Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, Nas tells us why hip-hop doesn't get the respect it deserves.
The hip-hop legend makes a great point about the stigma attached to rappers and the music they make, bottom line: people are afraid of what they don't understand. Watch what Nas had to say below.
Something From Nothing: The Art of Hip-Hop which includes interviews with hip-hop's game changers like Dr. Dre, Eminem and more is airing this week on VH1.
Do you agree with Nas?