Through decades of suffering, this art form blended and transcended to become a means for seeing, celebrating, experiencing, understanding, confronting, and commenting on life as a person of colour in the world. Hip-Hop, in other words, is a way of living—a culture.
There are four elements into Hip-Hop culture; they include:
DJing — The artistic handling of beats and music
MCing, aka Rapping — Putting spoken-word poetry to a beat
Break Dancing—Hip-Hop’s dance form
Graffiti — The painting of highly stylized graffiti
DJ’s are the soul behind the beat that pleases, surprises, and puts people on the dance floor. The best DJs have an almost mystical sense of mood at a party or club. They sense the right moment to cue the right song in their headphones, using the right technique to take the party where it’s ready to go. It is that insight, a passionate knowledge of music, and technical know-how that make DJing one of the pillars of Hip-Hop culture.