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Author: Mark V. Campbell (DJ Grumps)

is the founder of Northside Hip‐Hop Archive. He is a DJ and Curator working at the intersections of afrosonic and digital cultures.


Beyond the Beats and Rhymes Is Life

By Mark V. Campbell (DJ Grumps)

For decades, hip hop has spoken truth to power. Its lyrics, rhythms, dance and art express youth culture, challenge inequality, and resonate around the world.

A woman in a grey jacket and darker grey pants is breakdancing on a sidewalk during daytime. Trees and buildings are in the background.