Honestly, I don't have too much to say about hip hop. I mean I like it, respect it, but its not a daily part of my life. The first time I was exposed to hip hop is a little hazy. Possibly on MTV, or some film?? My first impression of hip hop is that I found it to be cool and confident, real. I felt like an outsider because I had never seen it before, and it was never a part of my daily life. Especially because I grew up in a predominately white area, unfortunately.. The first time I was kind of into hip hop was when I began to listen to rapper eminem around when I was 13. Other than that, I am slowly becoming more and more appreciative of hip hop culture. Whether this means having friends who are apart of hip hop culture, listening to hip hop and/or black artists (santigold, dessa, atmosphere, spoken word, slam poetry, poetry, jazz-Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, and etc),acknowledging racism and our history, etc.
I chose this image because the part of my life that involves the most hip hop would be my love for jazz, thus, here is a saxophone.