What Is Hip-Hop
By Yakira Levi |
Kevin Donovan also known as Afrika Bambaataa was a key organizer of hip-hop and member of a well-known street gang. As a way out of gang violence, Afrika Bambaataa helped bring Black and Brown youth together with "Peace, Unity, Love and Having Fun" through hip-hop. Instead of killing each other with guns and knives, hip-hop crews and individuals would battle with the elements of hip-hop. And it was effective. Afrika Bambaataa taught Black and Brown youth to come together, stop gang violence, use the arts to release anger and tension, be warriors for their communities, learn about and embrace their cultural backgrounds, and to live the culture of hip-hop.