By Dylan Conner
Photo by Ari Marcopoulos
I couldn’t tell you how many times I have told people I like hip hop only to be asked, “even with what It promotes?” I’ve racked my brain trying to figure out what that means. What “message” does it promote? I lost count of the people who I’ve talked to who are so quick to close the entire genre into a box with descriptions such as “misogynistic” and “supportive of drug culture”. Like every other genre of music, there is a culture that surrounds it, why is hip-hop so quick to be demonized?