For these new students, joining a hip-hop
crew can provide a comfortable entry point into the dance competition world.
IN SUMMER 1996 I WAS AWARDED A FELLOWSHIP FROM the West African Research Association to explore the influence of hip-hop
music on theatre and fine arts in Dakar.
Within the context of rap and Hip Hop, he is not only known in this regard through his prodigious essays on the subject, but for writing the only trilogy on rap and Hip-Hop
Two different answers to this question of who should teach hip-hop
help lay the landscape of responses.
The most commonly held view, however, is that hip-hop
is a cultural movement that emerged in the South Bronx in New York City during the 1970s, and MCing (or rapping; MC = master of ceremonies, also mic controller) is one of its four primary elements.
Dre's The Chronic album in 1992--a classic hip-hop
CD, no doubt, which introduced Snoop Dogg.
according to Brooklyn-based hip-hop
organizer Rosa Clemente.
To strengthen their argument, the authors connect what they experienced while striving to incorporate hip-hop
into religion to what the Apostle Paul experienced during biblical times.
Do you think there's going to be a new wave of more conscious hip-hop
Rappers themselves have helped to shape hip-hop
culture and influence countless members of the generation.
Q: How is the Bush Administration trying to coopt hip-hop
The audience, ranging from dreadlocked hip-hop
heads to middle-aged couples, clapped along, bobbing their heads to her deliberate and spry tempo.
The acclaimed West and his chart-topping r&b protege John Legend - along with the likes of the Black Eyed Peas and rappers Common and Talib Kweli - are spearheading a new musical movement that shuns the misogyny, gunplay, bloody revenge fantasies and mindless conspicuous consumption of a previous generation of hip-hop
record makers and breakers.
takes existing beats, restructures them, and injects the individual in the form of a rap.
executive editor of The Source: The Magazine of Hip-Hop
Music, Culture, and Politics and author of The Rap on Gangsta Rap, offers an in-depth look at the politics and history of the issues affecting the hip hop generation.