Hip Hop is Elemental

Let’s tour the Bronx of the 1980’s in this video as we meet the five “pillars” of hip hop. Hip hop historians sometimes disagree about the exact number of the elemetns of hip hop, but all agree there are core principles that unite the culture. In our online classes we’ll go with five: B-BOYING: acrobatic dancing on the street (also known as B-Girling, Breaking), GRAFFITI: including tagging: drawing or spraying designs in a public place, MCing: expression through insightful rap or lyrics, DJing:  Spinning/Scratching/mixing music, originally using records and a turntable, and KNOWLEDGE: a broad consciousness that binds all the elements of hip hop together.