Hip-hop has all the time been seen as a voice for the unheard and unstated for since its humblest beginnings, however has additionally been a type of schooling to its practitioners and listeners.
Many of those teachings might have been cultural or formal, however one facet of the music that has proved to be invaluable is the knowledge spat by rappers which have helped to complement the lives of these with out parental steerage or constructive position fashions of their life.
All through its historical past, rap has been wrongfully vilified as selling, exploiting and showcasing the worst that society has to supply, whereas lots of those self same critics flip a blind eye to the positivity that hip-hop can instill in individuals’s lives. However hip-hop artists have lengthy been lively within the lives of youngsters locally, and their very own youngsters as nicely, making all of them the extra relatable.
In celebration of rappers who weren’t ashamed to advertise being household males within the public eye and introduced their youngsters alongside for the journey, The Boombox places the highlight on 9 rap youngsters who’ve grown up proper earlier than our eyes.