Teachers claim that creative people who talk about youth culture in a way that makes sense to them are the rappers and the youth responds to what the have to say. Using rap in a classroom can start a jumping off point for essays and projects on the state of affairs for urban youth. Rose and Powell argue that music is “a representative voice of urban youth since the genre was created by and for them”. Hip-hop can aid reading skills because students can learn to critically analyze lyrics, these same skills will help them with reading comprehension later. They also provide students awareness and confidence to do what they already do with lyrics to other texts and literary works. Lastly, the students can
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