A culture that grew from the american art form of jazz. Still heavily an African-American culture, it has grown to transcend racial boundaries.

This culture has four main aspects, those being deejaying, mcing, breakdancing, and graffiti art. To be a participant or member of hip-hop, one must either present a special talent or skill for one of these aspects, or simply be capable of enjoying them thoroughly.

Many refer to hip-hop as a musical form; although such a broad term is out of place in this age of specialization.