“Hip Hop” as a subculture originated from an African-American community during the 1970s in Bronx, New York, this has influence into Latin American communities. Hip Hop os often only though of as hip hop music, but in a wider sense of the term hip hop is much more than that and it can be a life style and four main elements of hip hop is rapping, DJing, breaking and graffiti.
Since its emergence in the South Bronx, hip hop culture has spread to both urban and suburban communities throughout the world. Hip Hop is a world known thing and the music side of it was one of the first elements which make hip hop up today and hip hop music is in basics terms a beat created by a DJ or a beatboxer accompanied by “Rapping” which is a style of rhythmic style of chanting or poetry.
Hip hop is simultaneously a new and old phenomenon; the importance of sampling to the art form means that much of the culture has revolved around the idea of updating classic recordings, attitudes, and experiences for modern audiences – called “flipping” within the culture. It follows in the footsteps of earlier American musical genres blues, jazz, and rock and roll in having become one of the most practiced genres of music in existence worldwide, and also takes additional inspiration regularly from soul music, funk, and rhythm and blues.
At its best,hip hop has given a voice to the voiceless and poverty-stricken worldwide, particularly in inner cities and neighborhoods suffering from urban blight, and showcased their artistic ingenuity and talent on a global scale. At its worst, hip hop has mirrored the worst aspects of the mainstream culture that it once challenged: materialism, sexism, an internalized racism and an antipathy towards intellectualism.
This subculture, nicknamed hip hop, is about assertiveness, display, pride, status and competition, particularly among males. Clothes are not only a part of this offhand cultural statement; they are a kind of uniform for cultural challenge. As with any subculture there are always negatives that go along with them and hip hop has been linked and related to most of the worst like murder, hate crime and gangs.