The panel discussion this week in class was actually really interesting. One of the questions that I had for this week was whether or not I believed that there has been a huge increase in hip-hop criticism? I do believe that there has been an increase in criticism when it comes to hip-hop. I feel that a big reason for the criticism is because a lot of people don't know where the artists are coming from and getting their ideas from. They do not live the life of a lot of hip-hop artists, so I feel that for some people it is hard to connect with the music and in turn they criticize it.
The next question that was brought to my attention was do I feel that hip-hop is bigger than rap music and that hip-hop is one of the biggest art movements in the last couple decades. I do feel that hip-hop is bigger than rap music and it might just be because I enjoy hip-hop over rap. It is a personal preference and I enjoying listening to hip-hop a lot more. I do not know if I would go to say that hip-hop is one of the biggest art movements in the last couple decades. I do believe that it is a pretty big movement and it is popular to certain people. Obviously some people enjoy it more than others and those people who do enjoy it would probably say that it is a huge art movement.