In Loud Shouts Count by Harold Recinos argued that edges of society, you they created a unique rap music that reached beyond the boundaries of the barrios and slums when it originated to provide young people denied a legitimate voice in their society with a way to communicate them. Adults are challenged to understand of and value the cultural production of my people and the way if reflects their understanding of life. In the Jeff Johnson’s video Hip Hop culture is perhaps its ability to bring people of all different beliefs, cultures, races and ethnicities together as a medium for young people to express themselves in a self-determined manner, both individually and collectively. I agree with Recinos and Jeff Johnson arguments because both are talking about similar issues.
Culture is the behaviors and beliefs characteristics of a particular social, ethnic or age
Group.Within the youth culture there are three subcategories:
1. Hip- Hop Culture
2. Prison Culture
3. Gang Culture
In order to understand at risk and incarcerated youth these three subcategories must be explored and understood. To reach the youth we have to speak the same language, identity without compromise. While it may close the ear of the churched, it opens the ear of the un-churched.
Hip Hop culture has influenced not only American English, but numerous languages around the world. Multicultural nations have vibrant hip hop communities who have had to figure out what to do with these new words and phrases. The difference between Recino and
Johnson they both have parallels of Hip Hop and church elements. For example In Hip Hop Rap-
MC and in Church is the Psalmist. D-Jaying and in church is the worship team.
Hip Hop came art, music clothing and a new way to speak. Slanguage or slang is the language of Hip Hop. It is important to understand the language that the youth speak so that we can reach them. Prison culture is an attempt to survive within forced conditions and maintaining some from of self-dignity, prisoners have resorted to instinctual community development…