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The Philosophy of Hip-Hop

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“Hip-hop is a lot of things,” Scott Woods writes on LEVEL, “but the least discussed of all its facets is how it operates as a philosophy.” Here is the philosophical analysis of rappers you didn’t know you needed, but absolutely do:

The music of hip-hop is loaded with as many ethical questions as it is moral imperatives, and the bulk of its practitioners adhere to at least one personal philosophy. (Rap has very few…

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Amy Shearn

Amy Shearn

Formerly: Editor of Creators Hub, Human Parts // Ongoingly: Novelist, Essayist, Person