Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Hope in Hip Hop

Hip Hop is often criticized for portraying women in a negative light, perpetuating the gangster life style among African-American youth, and promoting consumerism. However, positive hip hop exists and Laura Hall found it when she had to quit school and begin working in a textile factory to support her family. Hall had hated hip hop, but now finds inspiration in artist like Mos Def and Jurassic Five. Check out her essay for NPR's This I Believe.

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