The Origins of Hip-Hop

January 29, 2016

Jacob Chen

The term hip-hop is loosely used these days in pop culture and even among those that claim to know what hip-hop is. Many claim to know what “real hip hop” is without proper study. In order to properly understand the meaning of hip-hop, one must know its origins and its significance. This UDLS talk will attempt to educate the listeners on the beginnings of hip-hop, why it was important, and what the elements of hip-hop are.