Hip-Hop is about self-expression and self-appreciation. It speaks to those who have an open ear; it displays itself to those who have an open eye. Today Hip-Hop is a multi-cultural fusion of many different contributions made by several ethnic groups, which is why it is considered to be a universal art and culture. The elements of deejaying, emceeing, breakdancing and grafitti, all conclude to form an art that is "colorless" and enjoyed all across the world. Description from http:--clubs.yahoo.com-clubs-thehiphopkrib Hip-Hop Subcultures Society.
Hip hop is a subcultural movement that was formed during the early 1970s by African-American and Puerto Rican youths residing in the South Bronx in New York City. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Hip hop, or hip-hop, is a subculture and art movement developed in the Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s. The origins of the word are often disputed. It is also argued as to whether hip hop started in the South or West Bronx. While the term hip hop is often used to refer exclusively to hip hop music, hip hop is characterized by nine elements, of which only four elements are considered essential to understand hip hop musically. The main elements of hip hop consist of four main pillars. Afrika Bambaataa of the hip hop collective Zulu Nation outlined the pillars of hip hop culture, coining the terms: "rapping", a rhythmic vocal rhyming style; DJing, which is making music with record players and DJ mixers; b-boying/b-girling/breakdancing; and graffiti art.
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- CORE Music Foundation - CORE Music Foundation began as C.O.R.E., a network of united hip hop artists working together to obtain success in the music industry, educating artists, promoting creative endeavors, and preserving the true essence of hip-hop culture.
- Pop culture - Popular culture is generally recognized as a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time. Popular culture also encompasses the activities and feelings produced as a result of interaction with these dominant objects.
- Jamaican-American history
- African-American cultural history
- Hip-hop Street Science www
Hip-hop community. Science. Features news, reviews, politics, films, battle board, NFL schedules, and forum. Forum use requires free registration. Street Science.
- Hip Extreme Kicks www
Hip Hop portal. Kicks. Features martial arts, breakdancing, mcs, djs, graffiti, videos, photos, virtual chat and contact information. Extreme Kicks.
- Non-profit Grassroots Artists Movement www
Non-profit social and community organization dedicated to proving help to Hip Hop artists through leadership, Artists Movement, health care and legal assistance. Includes organizational profile, artists, campaigns, store, message board, articles and contact information. Grassroots Artists Movement.
- Network Fulltimeartists.com www
Network of artists and musicians, Fulltimeartists.com, and web services. Features organization profile, news, graffiti and art galleries, fonts, graphic media samples, music, message board, and contact information. Fulltimeartists.com.
- Music, Da Undaground www
Music, Undaground, culture, news and programming. Offers message board, chat, and free email. Da Undaground.
- A iGhetto.com www
A hip hop community with chat, iGhetto.com, message boards, free postcards, graffiti art, and news in the Hip-Hop industry. iGhetto.com.
- Graffiti GraffTube www
Graffiti and hip-hop videos. GraffTube. Users can add content of their own. GraffTube.
- Features Global Hip Hop www
Features mixshows, Hip Hop, reviews, music downloads, news, reviews, interview, artist and contact information. Global Hip Hop.
- Hip Breakatlanta www
Hip Hop culture event for b-boys, Breakatlanta, b-girls, djs, mcs and graffiti artists. Features event, battles, registration, competitors, special events, photos and contact information. Breakatlanta.
- Philadelphia Dance and Music Association at Drexel University www
Philadelphia group holding and attending events. and Music Association at Drexel University. Members, upcoming events, and photographs. Dance and Music Association at Drexel University.
- Hip B-Boys.com www
Hip hop rap music forum with links to underground hip-hop sites, B-Boys.com, graffiti pictures, deejay bios, breakdance crews, MC freestyle lyrics, spotlights, forums and news on b-boy culture. B-Boys.com.
- Message Hip Hop Jungle www
Message board, Hop Jungle, chat, and links. Hip Hop Jungle.
- The Hieroglyphics Dot Com www
The essence of underground culture. Dot Com. A subterranenan movement combining sampling with breaks, geltabs, and Star Wars. Hieroglyphics Dot Com.
- Non-profit, Hip Hop Summit www
Non-profit, Hop Summit, non-partisan advocacy organization. Features organization's profile, news, press releases, programs, events and contact information. Hip Hop Summit.
- Features Cypherstyles www
Features street dance event calendar, Cypherstyles, list of breakdance college clubs and videos on breakdance and street dance. Cypherstyles.
- Focused Breakcheck.com www
Focused on the Texas b-boying and freestyle scene, Breakcheck.com, as well as information on the dance scene outside of Texas. Articles, event reviews, event information, video clips, pictures, links. Breakcheck.com.
- International Global Rap Forum www
International moderated rap forum. Rap Forum. Features rap news by US region or international country, social issues, freestyle and lyrics feedback and other urban music topics. Registration with valid email address required. Global Rap Forum.
- Battleboard Untouchables www
Battleboard includes forums and music downloads. Untouchables.
- Graffiti ETN Crew www
Graffiti forum with discussion, Crew, battles, photographs, and movies. ETN Crew.
- Post Speerstra Gallery www
Post Graffiti movement art gallery. Gallery. Features history of graffiti, exhibitions, artist and contact information. Based in France. In French or English. Speerstra Gallery.
- News, The Elements www
News, Elements, reviews and other coverage of both mainstream and underground artists. The Elements.
- Features Vintage Gear Addicts www
Features current and archived articles, Gear Addicts, gallery, photos, newsletter, advertising and contact information. New York City urban focus. Vintage Gear Addicts.
- Virtual Mind Space www
Virtual community formed to discuss a sustainable future, Space, reality selection, surrounding philosophies, cyber culture, literature, alternative lifestyles and viewpoints, freedom of information, music, and psychedelics. Mind Space.
- Online Subkultures.net www
Online community for people who don't feel part of the mainstream. Subkultures.net. Hosts sites for individuals. Subkultures.net.
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