Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hip-Hop Culture

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When most people hear the term “Hip-Hop,” they think of the musical form that, within the last twenty years or so, has slowly risen to dominate pop music. Go back any further than that, and this form was still being called “rap music” and had censors and parental groups in a serious tizzy.

While “Hip-hop” has come to refer strictly to the music in the minds of most people today, rap is actually the music of the culture of Hip-hop, which has also given birth to new forms of dance (breakdancing) and art (graffiti). The culture has a fascinating history, and here are ten things you may not have known about it.

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