It's not hip hop. It's rap. Rap is a style of music. Hip hop is a sub-culture. Hip hop consists of rapping, beatboxing, pop locking, break dancing, etc. The reason why so many people incorrectly refer to the music as "hip hop" is the same reason why so many people incorrectly refer to people who crack into computer systems as "hackers": the Media. Hackers are the good guys hired to prevent people from cracking systems. Crackers are the bad guys who attempt to crack systems. People get too much of their world view and misunderstandings of life from TV and the media. Repeat a lie loud enough, long enough, and often enough and people will eventually believe it. Just look at the content of modern TV shows and movies with the number of lies being forced on the public, and then look at the corrupt descent of our society into madness and chaos, having no sweet clue of right and wrong, truth and error, being governed by their emotions. It's Ninevah all over again. And Sodom and Gomorrah. I hate to see what America is going to look like in 5 years considering the depravity of it today.