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Carter PollackCCJ313Dr. Maniglia09/19/21Reflection Paper 1Kendrick Lamar “Institutionalized” really reflects all aspects of the hood from poverty tosuccess. You hear and see the tensions of Kendrick wanting to get out of ghetto poverty and thecomfort of the “mad love of the hood”. Reaching success doesn’t mean the hood is out of you asKendrick states in his song “you can take your boy out the hood but you can’t take the hood outthe homie”. Lamar is a lyrical genius and in most of his songs, there is some type of significantcharacteristic(s) of the hood.Since growing up in the hood usually means poverty and a lack of economic opportunity,becoming successful is the ambition of every rapper who comes from this domain. Poverty is oneof the more important stamps of the hood and some of the very first rap songs made werefocused on destitution. Growing up “poor” is a matter in all kinds of rap music, but you can’t justturn to the hood in terms of its poverty. The hood is labeled by both great conflict and influentialopposition. It is the resistance that builds strong connections and bonds, and the struggle orconflict within the hood produces fortitude. Many of the raps about poverty in the hood arefocused on the celebration of becoming successful and leaving the hood with money. Thisachievement of success is crucial, but it’s important to know the way that poverty contributes to

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Hip hop music, Rapping, Kendrick Lamar, Elijah Anderson

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