In order to understand the culture itself and take my work to its full potential I researched further into the lifestyle that Hip hop supporters live. This has enabled me to further understand the life choices they make and why they do what they do.
Unbeknown to some Hip hop is not just a music genre, it’s a lifestyle, a culture that spans decades of African American and inner-city life. Hip hop has had a profound impact on the culture of the United States as well as the rest of the world. Hip hop is a unique movement in a class of its own.
With roots in New York, hip hop expanded and evolved throughout both coasts of the United States in the 70’s and 80’s.
A lot of hip hop enthusiasts come from broken homes, ghettos and misfortunate backgrounds, this has proven to be a motivational influence on their music and how their past can create heartfelt lyrics.
Coming from a place like Bronx can have a huge impact on your future, there are a lot of distractions like drugs, guns and general violence, some of todays hip hop artists used music as a way to keep off the streets and escape trouble, whereas on the other hand some used it to their advantage, to gain reputation.
After looking into the lifestyle and culture of hip hop I now have more ideas of what I can use when it comes to my final design.