Hip Hop is one of the most intensely debated forms of Black music. It has been celebrated as a sign of black cultural ingenuity, resistance and creativity and, at the same time, condemned for its complicity with exploitation, racism, sexism and capitalist consumption. What, if any, are the moral meanings of Hip Hop? And, why do such meanings matter for Black culture and Black people? These kinds of questions have been going on since Hip Hop began 50 years ago.