Letter to Hip-Hop

Dear HipHop,

I hope this letter finds you well. I wanted to take a moment to express my deep gratitude and thankfulness for all that you’ve taught me during this class. It’s been an incredible journey, and I feel like I’ve gained a whole new perspective on you, my friend.

I want to start by saying how much I value your long history and the importance you have in our culture. It was eye-opening to learn about your South Bronx roots and how you developed into a strong advocate for disadvantaged places. It’s very amazing how you can incorporate social issues and personal experiences into your song. I admire that you have taken on the role of a voice for the silenced. I love how you combine musical components, such as rhythms, sampling, and lyrics creatively and innovatively. You can change and adapt to new fashions while staying true to your roots. However, I have to admit that there are some things about you that I find difficult. Some people might find it offensive if your lyrics occasionally use strong language. But I recognize that you use these words to express powerful ideas and raw feelings. Hip-hop, I think you have a very bright future ahead of you. Over the years, you’ve demonstrated your drive, and I do not doubt that you will continue to develop and influence the music industry. I’d like to see more cross-genre and cross-cultural collaboration, pushing past the limits of what is conceivable.

Finally, I’d like to express my gratitude to hip-hop for being a friend who has taught me so much about music, culture, and everyday life. I’m excited to carry on with this adventure and see where your limitless imagination leads us in the future.

Your friend,

Aniya Holmes

Link to 70s HipHop individual Project

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