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Travis Barker Talks Getting Into Hip Hop (Video)

Posted By on August 9, 2010

      Travis Barker and Fat Joe were recently (Friday August 6th) on MTV where they talked about everything Joe's nemesis 50 Cent to Travis Barker getting into the hip hop game. "Ten years ago … I'd be on tour with Blink or Transplants, one of my punk rock bands, and they'd be like, 'What are you listening to?' They'd be expecting me to say [something] like, 'I'm listening to Minor Threat or Sex Pistols,' and I would say … 'I can't stop listening to Low End Theory [by] Tribe Called Quest,' and they'd be bummed," Barker revealed. "That stuff changed my life when I was a kid. I'd always be real honest and up-front about it. I listen to everything. I listen to Minor Threat just as much as I listen to Tribe," Barker says.

      "For somebody like Travis to tell Rick Ross or Game, 'Yo, get in the studio,' and they get in like this [snaps fingers], it just shows how much they appreciate what he's doing towards the culture of hip-hop or rock or whatever you wanna call it," Joe, who recently dropped his The Darkside, Vol. 1, said.

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