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The healing power of hip hop

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Hip Hop culture and values

Hip Hop culture and rap have been associated with negative connotations, equating them with profanity, misogyny, violence and crime.

The lyrical content of hip hop is confronting and often includes the glorification of violence, substance use, and gender discrimination. But, at its...

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Hip hop culture originated in New York City but is now a worldwide phenomenon.

  • One reason for the spread is the commercialisation of the culture as a commodity, making it one of the world's most influential industries.
  • The other is that it remains ac...

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  1. Deejaying scratch and mix
  2. Rapping, also known as “MCing” (emceeing) “rhyming
  3. Graffiti artists that draw and write
  4. Break dancing, or “B-b...

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Hip hop emerged as a reaction to the gang culture and violence of the South Bronx in the 1970s. It represents and values resilience, understanding, community and social justice.

Many communities around the world still face the effects of discrimination, se...

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