5 ELEMENTS OF HIP HOP

5 Elements of Hip Hop
By Michele Hairston©2016

5th (Knowledge) Wisdom and Overstanding (Lost Element in Hip Hop )
The Knowledge and Facts on Hip Hop Culture and History. The 5th is the most important Element in Hip Hop because it create an awareness, experience and understanding. Without the knowledge of Hip Hop the Artist or Educator will mislead the history , lack experience and concept.

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, Promotional Flyers and Canvas with the used of Spray Cans, Markers and Sharpie and more.

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 its 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.