An art form that has been now spread for over a generation now. How important is "Word" and the snap of a finger.........Have you EVER watched "Def Poetry Jam"? Have you seen any poets in the last month? Have we supported a youth to excell in the art form they chose? If not, why not?
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This is a major part of saving our planet.
I haven't had the opportunity to experience Def Poetry Jam. However, I'd like to comment on the phrase hip hop.
I feel like hip hop was a coping mechanism to get through the tribulations of life. a fifth element was added to original four elements of hip hop by Afrika Bambaataa of the Universal Zulu Nation which was knowledge. Its something interesting to think about. I think he added it to give people a mandate to think, and rise up from troubles, and to find a way up.
In today's "hip hop" culture, knowledge doesn't seem like a very big issue to me, while it is still coping it has a different message. Of course, I'm still a student, and I'm still learning. I still consider myself a beginner at bboying.
yeah i think it hip hop at its core is about having fun, that is still what bboying is about, it used to be about just enough to get down in a cypher, and it still is to many. but there is an element of knowledge that today's mainstream has largely crushed. let me know what you think of this