What is hip-hop?

Friday, January 16, 2009 | 2:00 p.m. CST; updated 2:07 p.m. CST, Sunday, January 18, 2009

COLUMBIA — Three decades after its birth, hip-hop, which began as an artistic expression for black, urban youth, has come to be accepted and created by people all over the world. It conjures up its magic by celebrating its origins and continuing to express political, social and personal struggles.