Understanding Street Literature
Street literature had been around for many years. It is also known as Urban fiction, Urban literature, hip-hop fiction, Ghetto lit or Gangsta lit.
It’s becoming a popular genre among people that is fixated on the contemporary urban life. In the United States alone, there is poor literacy skills among people aged 16 years and above in some parts of the country. This people who belong to the percentage are not able to meet the standard reading requirement which is a requirement to land you a job. This problem had inspired a group of people to come up with a strategy to lessen the number by finding ways to help and inspire young readers. They saw hip-hop also known as Urban literature as a predecessor.
Understanding Literature through Hip Hop: Sage Salvo at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012
There were many famous artists who narrated their stories of growing up poor. They would express their stories through their music. Famous artists like M and M, Tupac Shakur, Russell Simmons and many more are just a few of them. Hip-hop is all about narrating a story and street literature is just an addendum of those stories. You can watch videos of hip-hop music in YouTube. Watch these videos and be sure to download an Ad blocking app for non-stop viewing experience. Read more on: https://youtubevanced.com
Some people have also shared their stories by writing books that was written and expressed by a new genre known as street literature or urban fiction. These stories included the things that happen in their environment, their own experience in the street, how they cope with the hardships of life. Some Street literature involves violence, sex and drugs.
People enjoy reading and listening to street literature. They find this as an everyday escape to the problems of life. They can relate to the literature, relating to every subject that is written or sang. Readers both young and old can relate with some stories in these kinds of books because it echoes back their real life experiences that helps them fully understand the situation they are in.
Concerned groups where street literature is prevalent help the youth realize and understand that street literature can help them. This kind of literature is something they can relate to so they long to read more. This can be a good outlet to express their creativity.