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What Hip Hop taught me about "Storytelling"

By: Sabrina Clarke

· Entrepreneurship,Lateral Theory,Media

Hip Hop's foundation is storytelling. From its beginning, Hip Hop has brought us into the world of its artists through the art of storytelling. The main lesson I have learnt from Hip Hop about storytelling is that stories should be authentic and vivid.

When I listen to my favourite artists, their lyrics bring me into their worlds, whether it's as simple and provocative as " Cash rules everything around me, C.R.E.A.M get the money, or smooth like " Aint nobody dope as me, I'm dressed so fresh so clean" or an entire song, the greats of Hip Hop know how to bring you in and draw a picture so vivid you can feel the emotion and real life behind it.

As I end my " What Hip Hop has taught me about ..." series, there would only be one person to close with. The greatest to ever do it, the Notorious B.I.G, Christopher Wallace, listen to the master of storytelling at work.

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