How would you characterize the relationship between hip hop culture and rap?

From the readings below, how would you characterize the relationship between hip hop culture and rap? (approximately 400-500 words)

Hip hop culture and rap

  • Try to minimize phrases like “I feel like…”  It’s fine to write in the first person, but I want to see that you have heard and understand what authors and artists have to say on the subject.
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  • Now is also the time to make sure you’re using proper MLA citation style. The punctuation “goes after the quotation and page citation” (Author Last Name, 23).