Hip-Hop in its truest form was intended to serve as a modern day form of Rhetoric.
Rhetoric is the art of discourse, an art performed by writers and speakers to educate, persuade, or motivate an audience during the time of Aristotle in Ancient Greece. Rhetoric, Grammar and Logic, are the three ancient arts of discourse. The Emcee or Emceeing is the Hip-Hop art form that utilizes rap for these same purposes. Many cultures get their news, current events and history from music, Hip-Hop is no different.
Wisdom comes from the unlikeliest of places. Take this quiz to try and guess what mastermind delivered these valuable life lessons.
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Rhetorics and Emcees alike typically provide messages for understanding, discovering, and developing new ideas.