The concept of Street World: Urban Culture and Art from Five Continents is that hiphop and punk rose from the ashes of urban blight and so a celebration of this type of art is a celebration of these cultures as well. We all know how problematic this can be: the “everything but the burden” appropriation of an oppressed minority's art and even style. However, what saves it Street World from being appropriation is that the cultures are clearly named and that the photographs of the “urban culture” includes real names, real people and real stories. The fact that Street World describes urban culture outside of that which developed in North America makes it especially unique. The descriptions provided and tales told demonstrate how an urban movement can be built with the help of art, even in the absence of capital.