Hip Hop Culture: Beyond the Bling presented by: Monica Alfonzo Cross Cultural Health Care Program www.xculture.org What is Hip Hop?
Cross Cultural Health Care Program
“Hip Hop came from hardship, the struggle faced by teens, youngsters, folks who needed a positive outlet. It's that essence which was so contagious — pure, honest and in your face. It was completely different from what was out there."
2006 Winner for Seattle’s
Excellence in Hip Hop Award
Although crime and violence in the inner city have always been part of hip hop's lyrical canon, before the rise of gangsta rap the subject was not embraced or addressed so blatantly.
I diagnosed it”
- Tupac Shakur
An expression of the individual artist’s
…a perceived or actual incompatibility of interests, goals, values, and/or resources that inevitably arise from differences.
As a result of a personal interaction you are:
- Ira SenGupta, May, 2000, Health and Healing
- Africa Bambaataa
Godfather of Hip Hop
Founder, Universal Zulu Nation