Column: The rap battle

Loud beats, fluent flows and explicit lyrics. These are a few of the things that make hip-hop what it is. 

Both praised and criticized for its presence in the music industry, the opinions toward hip-hop are sharply divided. Some believe it gives voice to silenced communities. Some believe it brings violence to communities. Some believe it unifies people. Some believe it tears them apart. 

This week, news reporter Nnenna Ijomah and guest columnist Yoel Zehaie sound off on their views of hip-hop and its effects on society. So grab your mics and plug in your headphones: it's time to talk hip-hop. 

The Shorthorn: Marian Bilocura

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