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Thursday, June 08, 2023

Peter Kane

Daily Cardinal

'Mumble rap' poorly represents hip-hop's history and tradition

Hip hop has always been a genre that evolves with the times. Since it was born in the early 80s in the Bronx, hip hop has changed with the culture and has had a growing influence on our society. Over the years, there have been various styles of rap but the current most popular form, mumble rap, is the most dumbed-down version of hip hop yet and is a disgrace to the proud lyrical tradition that was built by legends of the past. When hip hop was first created, it had elements of jazz, spoken word poetry and soul music.

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