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yet each local culture has adaptedit in ways both musicallyand thematically to make it their own. 7.“Perhaps the very fact that its musical components were, technically, relatively simple to replicate and that its corewas a lyric-based message made it an adaptable, user-friendly structure onto which far-flung performers could graft their own localsubjects, narratives, and concerns." 8.The quote in question #7 is making reference to hip hop’s accessibility9.“Once a form of social protest in the United States, rap appears to be anything but that now. In contrast, outside of the US, rap music articulates and addresses local politicaland socialconcerns.” 10.Tapping into hip hop’s potential as a force for social change should be easy to realize, but the question of “realistically expectingsolutions to complex world problems from teens and twenty-something” is one that has been raised. This attitude though, perhaps demonstrates a lack of awareness that any socio-political problem needs to be firstly identified and widely publicized before it will be acknowledged by the power structures[both words]of society.