Your Crew- Hip-hop is one of the first cultures that brings people together from different race, class, sex, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. This unity of diversity is transformative as it demonstrates that community is most powerful when each individual’s unique voice is heard and celebrated rather than homogenized and assimilated. Inherited from Jazz, the activity of ciphering allows one to share his or her unique voice and energy with the community through call and response expression. What is demonstrated here is that partaking in true community necessitates moments of individual solitude, and that solitude in turn, encourages greater depth and connection with community. This chapter is dedicated to people who have found the support of their crews and cultivated the courage to share their authentic voices with the world.


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Hahahaha. I’m not too birhgt today. Great post!

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