By: Sylvia Cheong
“Hip hop is a unique culture of its own, within the more encompassing Black culture. It is frequent that Black culture, including hip hop culture, becomes appropriated into the zeitgeist. This blog post explores such appropriation in hip hop—through deeply rooted appropriation in music and relatively more modern appropriation in fashion and hair, discusses the importance of understanding the impact of such appropriation and identifies the shortcomings of intellectual property (IP) law that allows the appropriation.”
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