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How Art & Hip Hop Are Intertwined

Art and hip-hop have a long and intertwined history. Hip hop, as a cultural movement, encompasses four elements: MCing (rapping), DJing, breaking (dancing), and graffiti writing. Graffiti writing, in particular, has played a significant role in hip-hop development and has helped define its visual identity. One of the earliest and most iconic examples of the link between art and hip-hop was the "Graffiti Rock" show in 1984. The show featured a live performance by hip hop group the Cold Crush Brothers and a graffiti exhibition curated by Fred Brathwaite, also known as Fab 5 Freddy. The event was a groundbreaking......

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