Native Hip Hop...a snippet

Hip Hop tells the story of people who have faced severe trauma, poverty, marginalization, genocide, slavery, and colonization and have survived it with a sense of dignity and pride. Native Hip Hop artists use Hip Hop in many ways but, more often than not, they use Hip Hop as a means to re-claim their history, heal themselves and others and remember the strength of their people through informing society with their asumpa. (Asumpa…to flow, to float, to fly.  As in water, air, words, and sounds)