The Origins of Hip Hop: Annual event celebrates Racine’s cultural diversity
The Origins of Hip Hop event will return to Racineâ€™s lakefront on Saturday, Aug. 20, and everyone is welcome to come share this exploration of the culture of hip-hop, from 4 to 10 p.m. at Smokeâ€™d on the Water, 3 Fifth St. In its fifth year, Origins of …
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The Science of How Hip-Hop Combats Poverty
From its inception in the Bronx in the 1970s, hip-hop has always been about inspiring the disenfranchised to overcome their obstacles. Its stars have encouraged listeners to reach higher, even when they’re rapping about seemingly materialistic things.
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How Hip-Hop Holds
Not long ago, I was having lunch in a KFC in Harlem, sitting near eight African-American boys, aged about 14. Since 1) it was 1:30 on a school day, 2) they were carrying book bags, and 3) they seemed to be in no hurry, I assumed they were skipping school.
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