Social Science homework help

Directions: Read the questions below and compose a 2 – 3 paragraph  response. At least 450 words.
Week 6 Discussion Prompt:
What do you think is more important about being “authentic” ? 
Is it more important to live certain events to be able to express them, or is it it more important to have a strong connection to the arts used to express these events ? Do you need to “live it” or just know what “it” sounds like ?
Or does none of that matter – do we take what we want out of Hip Hop and decide whether it connects to us in a “real” or “authentic” way on our own terms ?
Do we just decide what is “authentic” based on both our own experiences and, more importantly, what we “like” ?