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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.

Hip Hop Child of the Week “Who is Lil Will”

Who is Lil Will? 

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Who is Lil Wil? a young inspiring Emcee who loves the art of Hip Hop and the Element of an Emcee. William Spriggs a 12 year old artist from Harrisburg Pennsylvania who grew up listen to Old School Hip Hop Music which taught him that Hip Hop is a positive way of life. Lil Wil Studying the culture and participating in the Hip Hop 101 Class at his School which give him the outlet to be more creative as a Artist. Lil Wil created a catchy hook called “A’s on my Test” which he turn the Catchy Hook into a beautiful Song. Lil Wil goal as a Hip Hop Artist is to change the negative stereotype about the culture. Lil Wil is working on another a powerful song about the issues that surrounds his community that effect his peers. 

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Lil Wil hoping one day to meet his Idol Kris Parker known as the Legendary KRS 1, an Hip Hop Legend, Activist,Philosopher and founder of the Temple Of Hip Hop who known for hit songs called “Bridge is Over”, “My Philosophy”, “Hip Hop Lives” and “I Was There”. I asked Lil Will which song is his favorite by the Blast Master KRS One? he replied “A Friend” because the song is sending a positive message also his Lyrical Flow his nice.

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Lil Will Goal is to be a Successful Artist and a Musician. He want his music to be inspiring and life-changing for his peers and the community. The 7th Grader is currently working on his music and collaborating with other Hip Hop Youth who are also around the same age as him. 

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