When we were given this topic to blog about, I immediately realized that I knew very few international hip-hop artists. As I began my research, I started in Italy because of my general interest in that area. I discovered an artist called Fabri Fibra who I was immediately drawn to through his hardcore beats and Italian lyrics. I also discovered that he has a lot of the hip-hop elements we have been discussing in class that were easily recognizable. For example, his song "In Italia" describes the conditions that many marginalized Italian's endure. His hardcore, real and relatable lyrics brought to attention the side of Italy they don't show in tourist commercials. This song was extremely courageous to me, and I think the fact that Fabri could confront these issues and speak out makes him hip-hop.