I will say it again...
RESPECT is extremely fucking important to poor people.
Now for the explanation: There are two ways to have power in our modern society...one being money, the other being respect. This point alone should be enough of an explanation.
Now ask yourself again why so many poor people die in the street due to violence for seemingly no reason. That's extreme so let me water it down.
If someone puts work in for something and you respect the work, respect the person who did the work. Whether it is photography, music, fashion, slang, bits of wisdom, etc.
Respect the creation = respect the creator
(this is so deep on so many levels...stack 'em up)
Honor the creator of something you appreciate. It is only right.
*this comes to mind because I get personally annoyed when people try an front like you aren't worth mentioning all the while they are jackin your pictures, rhymes, style, quotes, an everything else ESPECIALLY if it is me.
To create from the mind is divine.
So respect the G in me (or him or her)