What is Hip Hop?
Lesa R. Felton
AFAS 200
Dr. Bryan Carter
Hip
Hop
Music
Knowl
edge
Dance
Culture
Hip Hop is Culture
• Universal
• International
• A way of life
• Clothing
• A walk
• A way to articulate
Hip Hop Is Culture cont.
• Define: Hip-Hop (Real vs Mainstream)
http://youtu.be/OOac908VKAA
• Documentary: Hip Hop Legends...
Hip Hop Is Music
• Originated in The Bronx, NY by DJ Herc in the
early 1970s
• Born out of an escape to the ongoing violen...
Hip Hip Is Music cont.
• Documentary: Hip Hop Legends
http://youtu.be/o_cA_-SGhXY
Hip Hop Is Dance
• Break dancing or breaking
• Popping
• Locking
• Up-rocking
• Used as a competition instead of violence
...
Hip Hop Is Dance cont.
• Documentary: Hip Hop Legends
http://youtu.be/o_cA_-SGhXY
• NY Reppin’ Featuring Bones Hill, Dolla...
Hip Hop is Art
• “Burning”
• “Tagging”
• Graffiti
Hip Hop Is Art cont.
• DEFinition-The Art and Design of hip hop
http://youtu.be/iw5JzvHNOuE
Hip Hop Is Knowledge
• Hip Hop Is A Religion: History of the 5th
Element-Knowledge
http://youtu.be/Ct5Ly1jp7JI
Summary
• The Definition of Hip Hop
http://youtu.be/q__Qm5hYYzk
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Afas 200 hip hop

  1. 1. What is Hip Hop? Lesa R. Felton AFAS 200 Dr. Bryan Carter
  2. 2. Hip Hop Music Knowl edge Dance Culture
  3. 3. Hip Hop is Culture • Universal • International • A way of life • Clothing • A walk • A way to articulate
  4. 4. Hip Hop Is Culture cont. • Define: Hip-Hop (Real vs Mainstream) http://youtu.be/OOac908VKAA • Documentary: Hip Hop Legends http://youtu.be/o_cA_-SGhXY
  5. 5. Hip Hop Is Music • Originated in The Bronx, NY by DJ Herc in the early 1970s • Born out of an escape to the ongoing violence and gang warfare • Self expression through music and rapping • Rapping is an expression of hip hop, not the other way around
  6. 6. Hip Hip Is Music cont. • Documentary: Hip Hop Legends http://youtu.be/o_cA_-SGhXY
  7. 7. Hip Hop Is Dance • Break dancing or breaking • Popping • Locking • Up-rocking • Used as a competition instead of violence • Released frustration
  8. 8. Hip Hop Is Dance cont. • Documentary: Hip Hop Legends http://youtu.be/o_cA_-SGhXY • NY Reppin’ Featuring Bones Hill, Dollaz, Sam Iam http://youtu.be/QtcdOPRCjPw
  9. 9. Hip Hop is Art • “Burning” • “Tagging” • Graffiti
  10. 10. Hip Hop Is Art cont. • DEFinition-The Art and Design of hip hop http://youtu.be/iw5JzvHNOuE
  11. 11. Hip Hop Is Knowledge • Hip Hop Is A Religion: History of the 5th Element-Knowledge http://youtu.be/Ct5Ly1jp7JI
  12. 12. Summary • The Definition of Hip Hop http://youtu.be/q__Qm5hYYzk

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