Brand Nubian's Lord Jamar on Race: "Pitbull Is Cuban, Cuban Is Black, Macklemore's White"

Lord Jamar is a Five-Percent Nation hip-hop originator who is not afraid to crack on Kanye for his skirt, rip on Macklemore for his skin, or tell off anybody who he feels is forsaking the sacred science of hip-hop.

He's also got a problem with Rakontur's Tanning of America, and all the other white people ruining cool shit by pretending they invented it.

We here at Crossfade caught up with Lord Jamar before his WMC and MMW show at The Stage with Brand Nubian, the classic '90s hip-hop group that he helped found and make famous. Here's what he had to say about EDM, rock star DJs, and Pitbull being a black Cuban.

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