Attached is the reading, study guide and the questions are listed below. Questions needed to answered in paragraph form (4 to 6 sentences) with supporting details from the reading.

The questions to be answered:

 -What is at least one of Giddings’ stated reasons for writing this essay?


-What is at least 2 arguments Giddings makes and how does he support (or not  support) same?


-Of the 4 Africanisms (oral, spiritual, communal, & matrifocal) argued to exist in Jay-Z’s work, which one is the most convincing to you that African Americans have an African cultural heritage; and how does Giddings support the claim?


-Have you ever witnessed these Africanisms, or cultural values, in action within a Black community; how so?

Complete list of question:

-What is at least one of Giddings’ stated reasons for writing this essay?
-What is at least 2 arguments Giddings makes and how does he support (or not support) same?
-Of the 4 africanisms (oral, spiritual, communal, & matrifocal) argued to exist in Jay-Z’s work,which one is the most convincing to you that African Americans have an African cultural heritage; and how does Giddings support the claim?
-Have you ever witnessed these africanisms, or cultural values, in action within a Black community; how so?
-After considering Jay-Zā€™s oeuvre, and that of other emcees, do you view Hip-hop as a strength or a challenge in African American communities; how so? 
-What are you left wondering about; what questions remain unanswered in your mind? (required!)