Hip-hop is universal. It’s a philosophy that unites all youth, through creative expression, who are facing a continued struggle against oppression, racism, poverty, and urban decay.
The Grassroots of Hip-hop is a survey of American youth and hip-hop culture. Through environmental portraiture of young people in their communities combined with collaborative text written on prints, a story unfolds of America today. The images shown here are of young people in Paterson, New Jersey, a place close to my heart and home.