One of the most important issues facing new generation of young people globally is that not all of them are standing up for their beliefs and using their voice to make a change. Although some are, but not a large enough percent are in order to see a change. Since the new generation has not been able to see a huge change, they have not been able to keep positive for certain things in their life. A song that truly displays a story of struggles through hip-hop is 'Hold Your Head Up,' by Macklemore. This song stands out to me because it depicts how he lost his girl and he's talking about how it's never the end of the road and still getting through a hard time of depression. Although this song is about losing a loved one, the song still holds very true to many individuals lives in general. Some of the lyrics that stood out to me the most out of his songs were as follows:
"Hold you head up, there's a light in the sky.
I know you're fed up, but you must try to survive.
Each moment's precious, don't let life pass you by-
Keep focused, keep your eyes on the prize."
These lyrics tell those listening that there is always something to look forward so you must keep your head up and stay focused. He goes on to say how life is precious and you can't let it get away.
The video clip below displays Macklemore's song, 'Hold Your Head Up,' telling the story of the difficult times in many individuals' lives.