Personally hip hop hasn't had a significant role in my life mostly because I grew up in a predominately white suburb and hip hop wasn't a part of everyone's culture. The first time hip hop was introduced into my life was when I was in junior high and my older sister showed me music that I had never heard before and I ended up really liking it. Growing up I would occasionally listen to hip hop artists such as Chris Brown, T-Pain, Usher, Soulja Boy, and a few others but I didn't consistently listen to them. The clearest memory I have of being influenced by hip hop was when I went to a concert in which Sean Kingston performed. This opened up my eyes on how an artist can impact so many people's lives because of the music they create. I have become to enjoy hip hop music more over the years because it is exciting, upbeat, and can really relate to any mood you are in. I am excited to learn more about the culture of hip hop and I hope to incorporate it more into my daily life.