Hip Hop telling its Story
Jack Willhite
25

Hey Jack! I really liked this blog and how you showed multiple artists that connect hip hop to their personal lives. Most of the time you only hear about a few handfuls of personal rappers, and I hadn’t heard about Pusha T until recently. I also like how you included the relationship between Nas and J. Cole. There are many rappers that looked up to earlier rap stars and started their career path down a more positive road instead of staying in the ghettos they lived in. These intellectual albums that come about from these personal experiences are what gives life and meaning to hip hop. It wasn’t about making money then, and honestly it shouldn’t be that now either. If artists today had the same mindsets of the artists in earlier generations I feel like music would be a lot more meaningful and could have a larger impact on the youth of today.

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