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There are 4 original elements of hip hop. bboying, mcing (rapping), djing, and graffiti art.
Despite what the media and a lot of people think, bboying is the only form of dance in hip hop, then popping and locking were adopted elements to it. So if theres no popping, locking, or breaking, then its not hip hop. Britney Spears is not hip hop, thats what i would call street jazz. As far as music goes if there is rapping or djing then it is considered hip hop. And graffiti art is the use of spray cans and markers to design words and characters of your own and are usually done illigally on walls and buildings.
There are four elements fo hip hop
by steve-miller August 31, 2006
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Hip hop is a way of life. It encompasses feel good beats, breskdancing, lyrical rhymes and flow all filtered through the urban experience,
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Hip Hop is largely a sub-culture within a larger culture centred originally around dance (bboying), turn-tables (Dj-ing), Emceeing (shoutouts and dedications) and graffiti.

However, hip-hop has managed to evolve into more than just the four initially defining elements. It assumed the status of being a community's conscience and advocate for enlightenment. As such, hip-hop has acquired great variety from place to place depending on what message is dimmed most befitting in those particular sectors of society. But generally, hip-hop, upon assuming such a demanding role, has had to become more direct and clear in its message, resulting in a shift from seemingly nonsensical rapping into very skillful rhyme deliveries involving a crafty use of words, metaphors and rhyme patterns.

1993 saw the beginning of this dramatic shift from just rapping to thoughtful emceeing. At ths point, it should be evident that what is depicted on MTV and other media is not Hip-Hop but some tangency eminating from a noble way of life and culture. Call that stuff on mass media rap music but not Hip-Hop.

Today, real hip-hop music can be hard to find but nonetheless, it is available for those who really want it. It is enjoyed all across the world, and, underground hip-hop, as it is refered in SADC Africa is becoming more and more accessible.
Hip Hop, The Roots, De La Soul, Mos Def, Common Sense, Dead Prez, Last Emperor, Master Ace, Immortal Technique, Mos Def, Talib Kweli etc...
by Original Man May 02, 2009
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Hip-Hop: By One of the many Great MC's

Yo once again it's the Big L, that kid who got much props
from killin corrupt cops, with motherfuckin buck shots
So don't step to this, cause I got a live crew
You might be kinda big but they make coffins yo' size too
I was taught wise, I'm known to extort guys
This ain't Cali, it's Harlem nigga we do walkbys
No one can match me, tax me or wax me
If you want me to write you some raps G just ask me
Cause on the shelf is where your LP cold stood
Because it was no good, that shit ain't even go wood
I'm not the type to take sluts out, I just fuck they guts out
Get my nuts out, then break the fuck out
Me being a virgin, that's idiotic
Cause if Big L got the AIDS every cutie in the city got it
Once a nigga tried to stick me for six G's
and I put more holes in his ass than swiss cheese
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Hip-Hop is a genre of music that used to be good, and now sucks the sweat off a dead man's ballsack, and whose song lyrics are entirely comprised of the words: Booty, Butt, Ho, Slut, Biiatch, Trick, Pimp, Player-hater, muthafucka, and the N word. Often times, rappers, once dirt poor, are now filthy rich, so they decide to sing about how much bling they have and how many women they have had sex with. All rappers--regardless of ethnicity or social backgroung all talk, walk, sing, and grab their nuts exactly alike.
An example of a hip-hop song:

Now dis is a message fo' all mah hos-
You better got booty and you better got blo-
That's just somethin dat choo muthafuckas gotta know-
Oh and another thing, cuz I'm black go figger
Just so you know this ain't Eminem I'm gonna say the word "nigger!"
by T-Bone Walker September 23, 2006
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a dope ass type of music also can be called rap, but sadly it has changed dramatically to these fake niggas talking about bling and how much money they make a year after tupac died rap has gone down the gutter.rappers used to have a point to make like tupac, public enemy etc etc but now wehn u got these fake niggas like fucking 50 cent its a disgrace
nas brought us back to realization that hip-hop is dead so u better believe it!
by BZinMyPantalones May 21, 2007
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You can not define what Hip Hop exactly is, Nobody has the authority to define Hip Hop, However, MTV like to think they can.
There is no such thing as REAL Hip Hop because nobody can tell you what Hip Hop is and what it isn't. Both Chingy and KRS One are Hip Hop.
by _Anonymous_ June 09, 2005
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