Critics usually have a negative take on Hip Hop saying that its violence lyrics, and negative stories has a bad influence on society but now according to The Guardian they say that hip-hop have provide people with a sense of empowerment and self-knowledge that can help people tackle their own psychological problems.

Cambridge University Neuroscientist Becky Inkster and consultant Psychiatrist Akeem Sule of the South Essex Partnership are the UK doctors believe that the music can be used as a treatment for mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and depression.

 Inkster said:

“There is so much more to hip-hop than the public realizes,”. “I grew up in the 90s during the golden era of hip-hop, when it exploded into mainstream culture. It is rich in references to psychiatric illnesses that have not been properly explored and which could be of enormous benefit to patients. We want to work with rappers, charities, medical groups and others to promote its real potential.”

According to The Guardian, Inkster and Sule will show ideas behind Hip hop Psych next week at the University of Cambridge Festival of Ideas.


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Salute: The Guardian