When I first moved to Virginia I didn't take a lot of HipHop classes. I was too busy teaching HipHop, and I didn't know where to find the HipHop culture in the 757. When I finally found it, it struck me how much affirmation is interwoven into every part of HipHop. Take a look at this HipHop battle compilation*. Pay special attention to the points in the video where you can see the audience or judges. We yell, throw our hands, hop up and down, turn to the next person like, "YO. Did you see that?!" We show our approval in the loudest way possible.