“I hustle with these lyrics”
Lyrics, which are unexamined, are not worth hearing. Events and experiences from every era can be heard in all music genres. Hip-Hop has the potential power to promote social change. Through the use of verbal skill it addresses internal and external conflicts, life lessons, social issues and can promote unity, activism and social justice.
Has hip-hop lyrical content evolved since the 1980’s? How do the lyrical skills of the artists differ between generations?