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Hip Hop

  2. 2. Contents This project will cover every aspect and development of the hip hop culture. I hope you enjoy! Dance 2. Conclusion 7. Hip Hop Survey 6. Art 5. Fashion 4. Music 3. Introduction 1.
  3. 3. 1. Introduction <ul><li>Hip Hop began in the 1970s </li></ul><ul><li>At house parties, basement parties and through the streets of New York </li></ul><ul><li>Created by the African-American youth </li></ul><ul><li>Hip Hop’s influence has become worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>75% of the hip hop audience is non-black </li></ul><ul><li>McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Nike and other corporate giants have used Hip Hop </li></ul><ul><li>Hip Hop is a modern culture consisting of music, dance, fashion and art </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2. HIP HOP DANCE <ul><li>Popping </li></ul><ul><li>Original funk style from California during the 1960s-70s </li></ul><ul><li>Technique of contracting / relaxing muscles to cause jerk movements </li></ul><ul><li>Popping creates performances such as the Robot, Waving & Tutting </li></ul><ul><li>Wacking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Became popular in the 70s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From modern funk, jazz and soul </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It has distinct elements of ‘locking’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A flamboyant style that needs some confidence </li></ul></ul>Hip Hop dance consists of many types of street dance styles, here are some of my favourites:
  5. 5. 2. HIP HOP DANCE <ul><li>Locking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Became popular during the 80s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very popular style but very demanding on the body’s muscles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When locking, use correct movements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid injury and keep your style sharp </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Krumping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free, expressive, exaggerated, highly energetic movements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using the arms, head, legs, chest and feet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youths started this dance style to escape gang life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To release anger and aggression in a positive non-violent way </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 3. HIP HOP MUSIC <ul><li>Hip hop music became popular in the 70s </li></ul><ul><li>Combines spoken lyrics that rhyme, a back beat and sometimes vocals </li></ul><ul><li>Has inspired fashion and lifestyle choices worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Hip Hop artists who have done exceptionally well are TLC, Kanye West, P. Diddy, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Lauren Hill and Nelly </li></ul><ul><li>All the artists mentioned above have produced multi-platinum selling albums </li></ul>
  7. 7. 4. HIP HOP FASHION <ul><li>Hip Hop fashion originated with the African-American youth on the streets of New York </li></ul><ul><li>Complements the expression and attitude of the culture in general </li></ul><ul><li>Image has changed significantly over the years </li></ul><ul><li>From baggy, bright coloured tracksuits to designer labels such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren </li></ul><ul><li>Many Hip Hop artists such as P. Diddy and Nelly started their own fashion labels and clothing lines in the 90s </li></ul>
  8. 8. 5. HIP HOP ART <ul><li>Graffiti has existed since ancient times. It can be anything from simple scratch marks to elaborate wall paintings </li></ul><ul><li>Became popular in the US in the late 60s </li></ul><ul><li>Seen as the visual expression of Hip Hop culture </li></ul><ul><li>Spray paint and markers are usually used to produce these elaborate pieces of art </li></ul>
  9. 9. 5. HIP HOP ART <ul><li>Usually found at bus stops, trains, buildings and other public property </li></ul><ul><li>Some view graffiti as vandalism while others view it as art </li></ul><ul><li>It become popular with art dealers in the 80s and made it’s way to art galleries in London, Milan and Paris </li></ul>
  10. 10. 6. RESULTS OF HIP HOP SURVEY <ul><li>I asked my group whether they liked Hip Hop dance / music or not. </li></ul><ul><li>The age range of people surveyed was between 16 - 55. The results were a surprise! </li></ul><ul><li>60% of 16-25 age group didn’t like Hip Hop </li></ul><ul><li>50% of over 40’s group liked the Music / Dance </li></ul><ul><li>Is this starting a role reversal? </li></ul>
  11. 11. 7. Conclusion <ul><li>Hip Hop has spread around the world since it first became popular in the 1970s </li></ul><ul><li>It is a very good way of keeping fit, socializing and having fun </li></ul><ul><li>It’s message is always positive and clear “ No drugs, No violence just dance!!! ” </li></ul><ul><li>SOURCES </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikipedia.org </li></ul><ul><li>wwwflickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.polyvore.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Creativecommons </li></ul><ul><li>www.csupomona.edu/rrreese </li></ul>