HOW HAS HIP HOP CHANGED ME?
Through working with We R Hip Hop this summer, the experience has taught me that hip hop is not just music, it’s a culture. Prior to this program, the word “hip-hop” simply meant rappers. Hearing the word, I would think violence, sex, and money. Now, the word “hip-hop” means so much more. I have learned the 4 elements of hip hop. I’ve learned break dancing and graffiti art and other such forms of art are also a part of hip hop culture. Hip hop becomes more than just music. Its a form of expression. The lyrics behind the rapping is the story of their lives.