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Hiphop is...

The creation of this piece is an emotional archiving of my favourite hip-hop artists, cds, vinyls and songs. This project “hip-hop is…” about story telling, sociology, black and coloured society and history. It is about the pride in knowing that Chuck D holds a degree in Graphic Design, Talib Kweli graduated New York University with a degree in Experimental Theatre, Samus pursuing a PhD in science and technology studies, J. Cole who graduated ‘magna cum laude’ with a degree in communication and a minor in business… and many more. To me “hip-hop is…” knowledge and rhythm mixed together to confront clichés and harvest ones’ intellect. This was the challenge, to show the black and white history from which hip-hop rises, to show the intellectual yet street culture from where hip-hop is taken, to create one object out of many influences of hip-hop that will hold the essence of what “hip-hop (truly) is…”