Today’s rap music reflects its origin in the hip-hop culture of young, urban, working-class African-Americans, its roots in the African oral tradition, its function as the voice of an otherwise underrepresented group, and, as its popularity has grown, its commercialization and appropriation by the music industry.
What does hip hop represent?
Hip Hop IS a culture of fashion, language/slang, music, movement, visual art and expression. In a FUNKMODE class, you can be certain that we are going to go out of our way to not only represent actual Hip Hop culture but do so in a way that you receive the very best the culture has to offer.
Why is hip hop music important?
Hip hop emerged as a reaction to the gang culture and violence of the South Bronx in the 1970s, and daily experiences of poverty, racism, exclusion, crime, violence, and neglect. It necessarily embodies and values resilience, understanding, community and social justice.27 Jul 2017
What are the 5 elements of hip hop?
In the beginning, the house of Hip Hop was built with five foundational elements – MCing, DJing, Breakdance, Graffiti, and Knowledge.30 Oct 2017
What type of music is hip hop?
Hip hop music, also called hip-hop or rap music, is a genre of popular music developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans and Latino Americans in the Bronx borough of New York City in the 1970s.