5 Elements of Hip Hop
By Michele Hairston©2016
5th (Knowledge) Wisdom and Over-standing (Lost Element in Hip Hop )
To understand the pillar of Hip Hop Elements through Education and History.
1st (GRAFFITI ART)-Aerosol, Writer, Burner, Tagging, Wild Style, Throw-Up, Phase 2 , etc.
Used as a form of visual and Urban Art Expression through Image or creative writing on Building, Black Books,Clothing, Trains.
2nd Dj (Turntablist, Turntablism, Mixing, Cutting, Scratching and Spinning
The Art of Spinning two records back and forth which it include, Scratching and Mixing. The Dj plays two records to extend the break beat of the song. The Dj is the most important person in Hip Hop because He/She hold the music for the Emcees, Breakers, Graffiti Artist as well the Partiers , and the Performance.
3rd (Breaking) Bboy/Bgirl Break Girl ,Break Boy, Bong-Yong, Break Dance,
Original Hip Hop & Street Dancers who Break to a Break Beat or battle his/her opponent by using different Footwork, Windmills, Head Spins , Power-moves , Backspin and Freezes as apart of their dance.
(Breaking is not apart of the Sport it’s a Lifestyle)
4th (EMCEE/M.C)- Lyricist, Rhyming ,Artist
Master of Ceremony or Individual who Move the Crowd using an acapella or instrumental beat through his/her Poetic , Lyrical or Rhythmic skills by telling a story, battling or performing to entertain an audience.