(Written by Lexi Butler)

Five-time Grammy winning hip hop artist, Lauryn Hill once said “Hip hop isn’t just music, it is also a spiritual movement.  You can’t call real Hip-Hop a trend!”   Alvin Addo ‘12 shares this opinion.

“Hip Hop is a culture,” Addo said.  “Many people would not be here without it.  It answers the question, why am I here?”  If this is true then hip hop is much more powerful than the booty-shakin’ Top 40 songs would imply.  Hip hop is a state of being, a tool to connect yourself with the world.  Alvin Addo wields this tool.

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