Though Jay-Z's connection to Aristotle makes sense. Years later, Jay-Z seems to vibe with Plato in "Kanye West's single, 'No Church in the Wild". Jay-Z drops the following line, "Is Pious pious cause God loves pious?" Philosophers around the world can see what Jay-Z did there by borrowing that line from Platos' Euthyphro dialogue about Socrates. Jay's play on words is his signature lyrical ability. One that both Plato and Aristotle can appreciate.
Jay-Z's balancing act aside, Hip Hop rarely tries to walk a fine line in its quest for truth. Instead, Hip Hop seeks to be the truth. To live in its truth and not shy away from the fact that the truth about Hip Hop is not black nor white, but rather a perfectly blended shade of grey. A grey so perfect that it's flaws are perfect.