WHAT IS HIP HOP and WHAT DOES IT MEAN ?
- KRS - ONE Hip Hop Icon, Author, Activist and Hip Hop Culture Scholar
''In its purest form Hip Hop was created to be a culture of resistance that takes pride in its ability to have fun while simultaneously empowering, educating, informing & uplifting the youth, the community and ALL who embraced it. Therefore true Hip Hop culture is not and never was DEGRADING, VIOLENT, EVIL, SEXIST, RACIST, or HOMOPHOBIC. Hip Hop Culture is the originators of the DO YOU mindset as long as DOING YOU does NO HARM to others.
HIP HOP is a community of LEADERS not FOLLOWERS that embrace change, positive living growth, experimentation, and always challenges the status quo. Hip Hop culture celebrates life, creativity, unity, and uniqueness; all with one goal in mind and that is to make positive changes in one's life, community and the society for which we live - that is what Hip Hop is as defined by its CREATORS and the COMMUNITY that shaped the music & the culture.
- Tandy Weems - CEO of The Consortium of Hip Hop and the creator of the WHHA