These Nine (9) Elements are the beginning of Independence and Self-Governance for Hiphoppas. We are financed by our cultural Elements, these are our intellectual properties. If we are to become and remain politically and socially strong we cannot continue to give our intellectual property (our Elements) away to those who care little for our continued development and well-being as a people.
A Hip Hop Element is one of Hip Hop’s cultural expressions. It is a material good. It is our intellectual property. It is our capital. It is an act, art, or idea that further expresses Hip Hop’s culture and consciousness. It is a skill that reflects the character of the Hiphop consciousness and enhances the Health, Love, Awareness, and Wealth of the truly committed Hiphoppa.
Presently Hiphop’s elements are symbolized as B.E.G.D.B.F.L.K.E.
- Graffiti Art
- Beat Boxin
- Street Fashion
- Street Language
- Street Knowledge
- Street Entrepreneurialism
Hiphop’s or Hip Hop’s Elements are the sources of Hiphop Kulture’s political power. They are also the sources of a Hiphoppa’s liveliehood. They are how the Hiphoppa provides for and protects herSelfand her family. True Hiphoppas are specialized in at least one or more of Hiphop’sNine Elements.
Additional Hip Hop Terms
Hiphop – (consciousness)
This is the name of our creative force in the World. It is our lifestyle and collective consciousness embodying a shared idea.
Hip Hop – (culture)
This is the name of our culture and artistic elements.
hip-hop – (products & services)
This is RAP MUSIC products, services, and its mainstream activities! (which are susceptible to capitalism, exploitation for money, greed, and envy)
Hip– to know, a form of Intelligence
Hop- a form of Movement
Hip Hop IS Intelligent Movement!