How has Hip-Hop evolved?

Posted: December 21, 2010 in Uncategorized

In so many ways… This class is going to make me dig deep into the history of Hip-Hop and how the culture has evolved. Our first discussion delve into how Hip-Hop was a culture and not just a genre of music. This wasn’t necessarily news to me, but I still learned a lot of things that I never thought about. For example, I’m a part of the Hip-Hop culture. I didn’t ever think of how I was in it or how it influenced me, but after discussing the different aspects that go into the culture that is Hip-Hop, I realized that I was very much a part of it and very much influenced by it. I love the music. I love the style. I love the soul that was established in a lot of the music in the past. I love everything from the struggles that were experienced by so many, to the success stories that many successful Hip-Hop artists enjoy sharing with members of the Hip-Hop community. I’m really excited to dig deeper into what made Hip-Hop what it is and I’m really excited to understand the culture that I have been a part of for so long now.


In our first class we were given the first chapter to read of Jay-Z’s new book Decoded. It got me really excited to read the rest of the book. I mean, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I purchased the book later that night on Amazon. I think Jay-Z coming out with this book couldn’t have been better timed and I am excited to relate his experiences in his chapters to the topics we discuss in class. I think a lot of people can learn a lot about Hip-Hop and can learn to appreciate different aspects of the culture by reading his story.


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