“Rap is something you do, Hip-Hop is something you live.
” – KRS-One. Majority of rappers from the last 10 years don’t understand this concept. The current generation of Hip-Hop artists mistook this quote in the complete opposite direction it was intended for. Michael Ralph wrote an article humbly titled Hip-Hop. This article discusses the social aspects of Hip-Hop as well as how it transitioned from being solely an art-form, a way to express oneself, a way of life; Into a misogynistic misunderstood genre of overly masculine men boasting about their riches and how they used to perform illegal actions like the selling of narcotics to earn money, rather than promoting the values that original Hip-Hop stood for and a more positive image.