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Narrations of various subjects

Vocal Characteristics



Voice Age

Middle Aged (35-54)


North American (General) North American (US General American - GenAM) North American (US New York, New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn) US African American


Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
people are more conscious about manipulating their environment that they fail to see the beauty of simple things. They think that by changing things, they will be more superior or special. People need to understand that man is made to live inside the natural world and not to transform it. Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today's cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term, the answers are much easier to find. Another early and continuing influence in hip hop culture is the competitive or a competition called Playing the Dozens, which combines humorous insults and aural skills in a battle to shock and ultimately silence one's opponent. Longtime residents weathered the storm despite the lack of city services and building landlord abandonment. Bank practices of redlining in the 19 eighties prevented many residents from purchasing turn of the century brownstones within their own blocks.