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Hip Hop Culture

Guide to Hip Hop Culture Resources

Hip Hop Culture Elements

     

"November is Hip-Hop History Month, where we give celebration to what hip hop has done to bring together people of the world, people of all nationalities, young people, all the political systems and politicians on the planet."

Afrika Bambaataa

Thompson Library Display Case

Near THO Room 160


HIP HOP ELEMENTS

AFRIKA BAMBAATAA’S “Four Pillars of Hip Hop”

    MC’ing

    DJ’ing

    Graffitti

    Dance

   “The Fifth Element”  “Knowledge, Culture, and Overstanding”

 

The Nine by KRS ONE

   Breaking or breakdancing

   MC'ing or rap

   Grafitti art or burning bombin'

   DJ'ing, we ain't playing!           

   Beatboxing

   Street fashion, lookin' fly

   Street language, our verbal communication

   Street knowledge, common sense

   Street entrepreneur realism

 

Hendricks’ Elements

  The DJ

  The MC

  The b-boy/b-girl

  Graffiti

  Language

  Street Knowledge

  Sports

  Fashion

  Entrepreneurialism

  Hip Hop Aesthetics

Africana Studies Libraran and Human Sciences Librarian

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Leta Hendricks
Contact:
222B Thompson Library 1858 Neil Avenue Columbus, OH 43210
614.688.7478