Introduction: Hip Hop in History: Past, Present, and Future

  title={Introduction: Hip Hop in History: Past, Present, and Future},
  author={Derrick P. Alridge and J. Stewart},
  journal={The Journal of African American History},
  pages={190 - 195}
Over the past three decades, Hip Hop has developed as a cultural and artistic phenomenon affecting youth culture around the world. For many youth, Hip Hop reflects the social, economic, political, and cultural realities and conditions of their lives, speaking to them in a language and manner they understand. As a result of both its longevity and its cogent message for many youth worldwide, Hip Hop cannot be dismissed as merely a passing fad or as a youth movement that will soon run its course… Expand
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