Great Post Julia! I love that you went a different route with this topic. I have seen several posts with the emphasis on mainstream hip hop and rap being more than just women, sex, drugs, and money, but none quite like yours where the focus is on the storytelling. Way to be creative! While on the topic of creativity, I have to give props to you for using the clever reference to the West African Griots. The song, “New National Anthem,” by T.I. references several recent events that have disturbed our country. If you’ve never heard it before, you should check it out!