History of hip hop

Read the Two texts and answer three questions below, and should be a minimum of two paragraphs (500 -800 words)

· MUST at least 2-3 quotes from the texts integrated into your post (as evidence for whatever claims you make).

· Use MLA style for all citations.


Think critically about how the authors (Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Tricia Rose) approach writing the history of hip hop and answer the following questions. I’m asking you to be observant of their writing styles and each writer’s overall approach to chronicling the history of hip hop.

  • What historical facts do they rely on to write this history?
  • What are the political stakes of hip hop, according to each author?
  • What do the two pieces share in common?
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