Historically, Black religion has been the cornerstone of the African experience in America. Due to the "peculiar institution” of slavery" and the ways this institutional residue still affect the lives of slave descendants, Hip Hop provides a forum to simultaneously acknowledge similarities and highlight differences. What scholars of religion and Hip Hop studies have revealed are the ways in which the effectiveness and our very understanding of “religion” changes when we bring Hip Hop in to the mix.
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Harris, Travis T. and Chaney, Cassandra D.
"Introduction: "Ain’t It Evil to Live Backwards?": A Hip Hop Perspective of Religion,"
Journal of Hip Hop Studies: Vol. 5:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jhhs/vol5/iss1/5