Pub. date: 2005 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412950565 | Print ISBN: 9780761928201 | Online ISBN: 9781412950565| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Youth Culture, Hip-Hop
Carl Taylor & Al Taylor
Throughout the Past 25 years, a new form of expression, hip-hop , has continually evolved despite the efforts of many in so-called mainstream culture to minimize its influence on young people. Hip-hop is a form of expression that was once limited to urban music and dance but has now become a widespread form of communication and expression by young people throughout the world. Hip-Hop is no longer limited to rap music and break dancing; today, it represents a multi-billion-dollar industry that influences everything from automotive design and fashion to prime-time television programming, collegiate and professional sports, mass media marketing, and Madison Avenue advertising. Today hip-hop is, for many, a way of life, a culture that is intricately woven into every aspect of their daily lives. In contemplating this phenomenon and making an effort to understand its foundation and the premises that compose the root of hip-hop ideology, it is important ...