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A Poetic Analysis Of Hip Hop

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Hip-hop seems to have a bad case of the blues. This much is clear from a quick turn of the radio dial, or skim through of Spotify’s Rap playlists. There, artists have dominated hits by embedding depressing, dark, and melancholy lyrics into their songs. However, the perfect counter example to this trend has been released—Logic’s 1-800-273-8255 song. The song has been named after the phone number of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, featuring Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid, offering a completely different take on self-destruction, a cry for help, and a comforting voice on the other end of the phone willing to help. The songs cinematic music video portrays a teenage boy struggling with his sexuality, who isn’t accepted by his loved ones
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