Oakland Indie Youth Empowerment Award Winner, 2009
The influence of HIP HOP on the young generation
(and the world) is evident in the music we listen to. Fashion, language, and attitudes are being marketed by companies responsible for record production, print and media advertisement, and television and radio broadcasting.
City of Oakland's Cultural Funding Program Award Winner,
All of this makes HIP HOP the most popular subculture in America. Our children can sing a song that they have heard a few times on the radio almost word for word!
Although some of the lyrics our children are singing may be deemed inappropriate, the fact that they can remember three or four minutes of oral repetition and recite it is encouraging!