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The Presence of Purism in the Hip Hop Community: Is the Preservation of the Culture Overkill or a…

The Presence of Purism in the Hip Hop Community: Is the Preservation of the Culture Overkill or a Necessity? Defining hip-hop purism in the culture and where it resides is a complex task for any author, listener, or admirer to perform regardless of the amount of knowledge and experience one has on and with the music form. The issues arise with generational gap thinking; there is indeed a perception that differs through identifier of age and the actual definition of a hip-hop purist that solidif

We R Glad That U R Free, Prince…

Six years later and the pain is still everlasting. I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news. It came in two blows. First, the causality at Paisley Park was reported and plastered on headlines around America. I was in U.S. history, and it was approximately noon. At the end of class, My instructor, Mr. Jones, peered down at his phone while most of the students were all lined up in front of the door, anxiously awaiting the school bell to ring so they may crowd the hallways. I remained

'The Problem With Hip Hop Journalism’ Response

In an article on Rap Rehab entitled, “The Problem With Hip Hop Journalism,” Lauren Carter defines the ills of Hip Hop journalism in modern society, which I wholeheartedly agree with. Cater describes the world of this sector of journalism as only having two extremes: the “press release aggregators and groupie types” and the “cultural tourist.” She defines category one of the spectrum as publicists that pose as journalists who focus on the engagement rather than encouraging their readers to think

Artist Statement

As a multifaceted storyteller, I consciously use design, filmmaking, screenwriting, photography, and journalism to create connections and shed light on the unordinary dimensions of people, objects, locations, and of all things that take up space. Within these dimensions, big or small, lies the human condition and their realistic stories, the ones that reflect reality. Through my archivist lens, I desire to create bodies of work that represent innovation while persevering and incorporating traditional (or analog) techniques of all kinds. Balancing both emerging and obsolete media feeds to my ultimate career goal: to protect the work and legacy of Black creators. I also apply this same logic when it comes to the infusion of music within my work. Thus, combining my passion for Black popular culture and various sounds of the African diaspora—specifically hip-hop—to push the alternative agenda of defying Black monolithism. In every project I pursue, active research is the center and most thrilling part of my creative process and how I structure and create images with an abundance of meaning, knowledge, and perspective. I simply strive for the whole story to be told in its truth.

“Wherever I go, I bring the culture with me, so that they can understand that it's attainable. I didn't do it any other way than through hip-hop.”

Shawn Corey Cater (Jay-Z)