A few Walter Cronkite hip-hop lyrical references:
'To fight's not right that I recite and I'm quite polite like Walter Cronkite'
--Slick Rick, 'Mona Lisa'
'Make a story out your ass like Walter Cronkite'
--Compton's Most Wanted, 'Some May Know'
'X stand behind the mike like Walter Cronkite.'
'If you read and write I got somethin' you gon' like/ Broadcastin' live new non-white Cronkite'
--Bavu Blakes, 'Bah-Voo'
'You're always spreading rumors, whether bad or good/ You're the damn Walter Cronkite of the neighborhood/ The Barbara Walters, and the Howard Cosell/ You always come around with a story to tell'
--Run-DMC, 'You Talk Too Much'
There's a song by The Creators and Phil Da Agony called 'Kronkite' (it's on that Babu Duck Season
mixtape), too. In that one, 'kronkite' seems to be slang for 'weed.'Edit:
Here's another that I like:
'I make it special like a prom night. I bomb mics/ while other brothers are old news like Walter Cronkite'
--Lord Finesse, 'Brainstorm/PSK'