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Hip hoplocked

  • Felicia M. Miyakawa

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A collective term for urban art forms that emerged in the 1970s beginning in New York City. Initially the term was applied to the artistic outlets of b-boying/b-girling (what cultural outsiders recognized as breakdancing), graffiti writing, MC-ing, and DJ-ing, but as it has grown into a global phenomenon, hip hop has come to embrace fashion, language, and lifestyle....

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