40th anniversary of Hip Hop culture today, which gave birth to MCing, break dancing (and related dance styles) and graffiti art. It’s been quite a journey so far, containing the good, the bad and the ugly. Hip Hop gave me my first independent moment(s) of constructive focus as a teenager, inspiring me to be creative.
If there’s one thing that the late Malcolm McLaren was an advocate of, it was the DIY approach to producing culture. He was also someone that had an eye for cutting edge bits of (underground) culture that he saw around him, and packaged them to create wider audiences. I was never a punk (I was
I’ve been talking too much lately, so let’s hear from someone else for a while. This is Dr Jared Ball talking to DaveyD over at his TV Channel. He comes at this subject from a different perspective from the one that talks about Hip Hop as a form of ‘urban media’ via the conscious mouths of