Tune in to our first episode focusing solely on documentaries. First we kick it off with our second entry in our Masterpiece Cinema page. Of course we are talking about our very much delayed review of Style Wars. Journey with us through a history of Hip Hop culture only to break and discuss the newest DVD release “My Kid Could Paint That. Also a look back at the film “Who the Fuck is Jackson Pollock?
This is sure to be one of our best shows yet!
Graffiti (singular: graffito; the plural is used as a mass noun) is the name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property. Graffiti is often regarded by others as unsightly damage or unwanted vandalism.
Graffiti has existed since ancient times, with examples going back to Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. Graffiti can be anything from simple scratch marks to elaborate wall paintings. In modern times, spray paint and markers have become the most commonly used materials. In most countries, defacing property with graffiti without the property owner’s consent is considered vandalism, which is punishable by law. Sometimes graffiti is employed to communicate social and political messages. To some, it is an art form worthy of display in galleries and exhibitions. However, the public generally frowns upon “tags” that deface bus stops, trains, buildings, playgrounds and other public property.
Breakdance, breaking, b-boying or b-girling is a street dance style that evolved as part of the hip hop movement among African American and Puerto Rican youths in the South Bronx of New York City during the early 1970s. It is normally danced to pop, funk or hip hop music, often remixed to prolong the breaks, and is a well-known hip hop dance, break-dancer, breaker, b-boy or b-girl refers to a person who practices break dancing.
Since its inception, break dancing has provided a youth culture constructive alternative to violent urban street gangs. Today, break dancing culture is a remarkable discipline somewhere in-between those of dancers and athletes. Since acceptance and involvement centers on dance skills, break dancing culture is usually free of the common race, gender and age boundaries of a subculture and has been accepted worldwide.