Hip hop culture

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The meanings assigned to various aspects of culture can vary depending on one's perspective in relation to those aspects - e.g., the various meanings assigned to Hip Hop culture. Some people believe Hip Hop is a culture that creates and perpetuates violence, whereas others believe that Hip Hop is a culture that is a reaction to the violence that already exists in our society and works to expose the social forces that perpetuate violence against urban youth of color (see farness4hiphop).