In the last few years we’ve seen some cool revivals of what some might consider old school hip-hop.
From the street corner to the world stage, hip hop has grown immensely into being the world’s biggest musical genre and cultural influence.
One would surmise the continued disappointment we receive from our “faves” would make us realize the Hollywood fishbowl in which we search for heroes is more like a cesspool.
The art-form that minorities once used to express their pains and relentless strength to endure with a passion has become corrupted, bastardized, and abused by the power that it once spoke against.
The ways that hip hop is used to teach others is remarkable, as it’s been used to teach English, sociology, and science.
Here are three compelling ways references to slavery are common in rap music, and a look at why: