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Melanated Music and Culture: The Inception of Reality Rap

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Reality rap has revolutionized and also brought major scrutiny to the genre of hip-hop. From the party rocking of the 70's to the stage battling of the 80's to the gangster rap of the 90's, reality rap has evolved to greater heights as time progressed. Artists with story-telling abilities and those socially conscious "reporting" the ill's of much of the black community, but gangster rap has seem to have left a stain on the genre of hip-hop. With socially conscious rap with talk of "fighting the powers that be" are being over shadowed by the seemingly destructive gangster rap. Is reality rap really as destructive as activist and politicians say it is,or is reporting whats going on in our neighborhoods? Join your hosts Jeremy, Schelette and Jesse as they cover these issues that have been a topic for decades.