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Hip Hop Saved My Life

The quote I’ve based this post off of doesn’t mean life isn’t about finding yourself because it sort of is. It obviously depends on the life you were born into sometimes but for the most part, we do search for ourselves as we grow. We must figure out what we want to do for a living, for example, and a lot of times we feel like our careers define who we are. I know the career I land in hip hop will be my life and hip hop already defines who I am, even if you don’t see it. But I’ve created the life I live now which is why “Life is about creating yourself.” I’ve always known I was meant to be a part of hip hop somehow but never knew in what way that was supposed to be. Instead, I just let it find me.

Create You

I came from a country little town in Indiana called Madison. I was wearing Jordans, fitted hats, and jersey dresses. Boy, did I stand out. I have always listened to hip hop or R&B because it spoke to me. I related to what it was saying because for young people, it’s a way for us to cope and relate with other people that are similar to us. Music being the way our society talks to us, we need to know what the real message is. Hip hop is not just a genre of music, it’s a movement and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. Every generation knows and will know hip hop. They will come to love it, like my followers and I do.  I wrote about the culture of hip hop here and how it’s impacting our lives now. Check it out and tell me what you think!  https://kaylaprosser.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/hip-hop-and-its-prominent-culture/

I owe my life to hip hop because it gave itself to me.

Hip Hop Saved My Life

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Hip Hop Isn’t Just a Genre of Music….

Culture brings people together. Music brings people together and music is culture. When we have art of any kind, we get through the monotony of life. Sometimes we need that escape. Anything else we can zone into besides the routine of our everyday lives, keeps up going and it keeps us positive about the future. We have to fulfill our lives in other ways besides work and relationships. Music, painting and poetry are just a few examples of the art that, in a sense, saves our lives when nothing else seems to be going right. 

Hip hop is so incorporated into our American culture, you cannot deny the impact it has on this generation, and not to mention the generations before us. From the clothes we wear, to the music we listen to, to the language we speak, hip hop is all around us. It’ become s so engraved in our sociey that most of us don’t even pay attention to it or even know it’s there. And maybe I’m going out on a limb here but I think that interracial relationships have become more common over the years because of the culture as well.

http://h2c2harlem.com/

H2C2–Read up on it yourself!

Real Hip Hop Culture

In Harlem,  the Hip Hop Culture Center provides a visual description of the importance of the hip hop culture in America. The exhibit was developed to educate the youth about the culture and how it came to be. There’s a lot more to the culture than the music. Hip hop began in the 70’s so there’s a built up history that we need to teach the newer generation. The hip hop some of you are thinking of shouldn’t include children, but I’m not talking about the words or ideas (curses or sexual references) you hear in hip hop music because I know there are narrow minds out there and I know what you’re thinking. It’s about creative expression, however, according to H2C2’s website, and I couldn’t say that any different myself. It’s about teaching the youth about how we got to be where we are today and where we are going with the culture.