Hip-Hop Week | PokeRap and Your First Exposure to Hip-Hop Music

Hip-Hop Week continues on In Third Person! What was your gateway into hip-hop music?


I remember my gateway into the world of hip-hop vividly. Borrowing my friend Faiz’s cassette copy of Homebase by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, I dubbed my own copy and bumped it all the time. Despite “Summertime” being an enduring classic, starting out with Will Smith doesn’t do anything for my street cred.

It got me thinking about other potential gateways into the genre. There’s no shame in where you start or where you end, but when I started to think about it, the “PokeRap” from the original Pokemon animated series immediately came to mind.

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I Love Teen Titans Go!

I woke up early one morning in a Florida hotel room. With some time to kill before Steff and I we continued on with our vacation, I turned on the TV and flipped through the channels. By the time we were both dressed and ready to go, I struggled to rip myself away from the screen. I had just discovered Teen Titans Go! and I didn’t want to stop.

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