Hip-Hop’s Rap Shifts Toward Social Activism
Steve Jones of USA Today reports that while hip-hop has drawn a lot of attention for its violent, gang-themed imagery and the bling-bling culture, the focus has shifted a few degrees. Many artists — Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, Master P, LL Cool J, the Wu Tang Clan and others — have long been known for their philanthropic efforts. In fact, according to the Record Industry Association of America, hip-hop stars are more actively involved in their communities through charities and foundations than those from any other genre. Read more.