Why I Love Hip Hop

My first memory of Hip Hop was from around 1987 or so. And that was a vague memory of the Beastie Boys “Licensed to Ill”. By 1989 I was hooked, and some of my earliest tapes were:

  • De La Soul, “3 Feet High and Rising”
  • Special Ed, “Youngest in Charge”
  • 3rd Bass, “The Cactus Album”

Even before Hip Hop I was a big fan of the group INXS and my favorite song was called, “Guns in the Sky”. And that beat and that sound was what I loved and in retrospect it sounded a lot like Hip Hop.

Anyways here are four reasons why I love Hip Hop. They are also the four main elements of Hip Hop.

1. Graffiti

Graffiti can be skribbles on the wall or notes on the bathroom wall. It’s been around since the cave man. And often it isn’t very attractive or wanted, however sometimes it’s amazing and who doesn’t read the notes in the bathroom stall?

Check out what these guys can do with spray paint.

Part 2 – Breakers