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What do you think about the word urban?

Submitted by on July 20, 2007 – 2:16 pm5 Comments


There have been many different discussions over the years when it comes to the word URBAN.

Many people think it’s an industry-created term that has no relevance to any particular audience, while others are more than happy to use it as a description of their style and the subculture they belong to.

What do you think?

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  • with the rise of MTV and BET going global, the whole world is pretty much “URBAN” nowadays.
    white, blacks, hispanics, asians, indians…
    everyones urban now.

  • JKING says:

    Urban is a very powerful word.It boldly states struggle,hustle,minorities,the uprise of family in deep trenches of poverty.This is only a quarter of what i think about the word urban.


  • caramelbrown says:

    Personally, I think the word urban is nothing but a word that describes an aspect of a person like their style. I don’t think it’s offensive or a powerful word because it can be associated with many different thinks that don’t even relate to black culture or black people. I use it freely and I think people are quick to over analyze things. I don’t believe that the word urban states struggle. I think that just being black equals struggle and hustle just as much as it means success and achievements. Urban is too broad of a word to carry as much depth and meaning as there is in describing black people

  • fresh hatter says:

    An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. This term is at one end of the spectrum of suburban and rural areas. An urban area is more frequently called a city or town. (–wikipedia.org)

    in terms of fashion, music and culture, it refers to those aspects, which have originated in major american cities. it’s a term that has been exploited by the film, music and fashion industries and packaged for marketing purposes. the word’s power lies in its ability to get people to buy into it as an identity.

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