Hip-Hop Culture – Graffiti

Often when people think of Hip-Hop, what comes to mind is crap mainstream rap music that barely has a shred of relevance to the culture that is Hip-Hop. Well, Hip-Hop is not just making MTV videos for millions of dollars so P. Diddy can sell his Sean John clothes and drive a Hummer. Real Hip-Hop culture is about the four elements – rapping; DJing; B-boying; and graffiti.

So, as a brief education in Hip-Hop culture, my next few video of the week posts will be focused on the four elements of Hip-Hop. The first one is of Pose and Ewok ‘dropping a burner’ (no, this is not something you do in the toilet after a vindaloo). The finished piece is a phenomenal artwork that just makes you go ‘WOW’. You can see more pictures of this piece as well as more graffiti at Known Gallery.



Pose and Ewok x Ironlak x SuperVision. from Ironlak on Vimeo.

Oh, and by the way, the picture below is not what I consider graffiti. It is simply rubbish, crap, vandalism…

3 comments ↓

#1 93 on 02.25.09 at 7:00 pm

yo inlina yo,

check out on the monash freeway heading towards Cranbourne just past the princes hwy underpass on your sth bound. New building being built there by Becon… some amazing art on the walls…. someone pls take a pic before it gets rendered… check it out mat its very clean and concise work..

93

#2 inlina on 02.25.09 at 9:29 pm

Thanks ’93’. I will try and get out there if I can. Word to your mother.

#3 93 on 02.26.09 at 11:47 pm

Yo Inlina,

just tryin to keep it real.

word out vanilla slice slice baby.

93

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