The Universal Zulu Nation UK

To educate, develop and improve the present state of mind of adults and youth around the world through positive Hip Hop Culture.

The 5 Elements of Hip Hop

About The 5 Elements

On it's first Anniversary, the 12th November 1974 The Universal Zulu Nation took a nexus of creative art forms emerging in the South Bronx; unified these elements and called it Hip Hop...

B-Boying

This evolved into a codified dance, drawing inspiration from material as varied as 1970s martial arts films, tap, salsa, James Brown’s popularised dancing of ‘The Good Foot’6...

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Rapping

The most well established element of the 5 elements of Hip Hop, main due to the popularity of the MC and Hip Hop going mainstream. As an art form...

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DeeJaying

For Hip Hop aficionados there is only one name at the root of the Deejaying art: Clive ‘Kool Herc’ Campbell. Born in Kingston, Jamaica on 16th April 1955...

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Graffiti

This name was given to the work of New York City teenagers who popularized ‘Tag’16 and pictorial styles of artistic expression with the spray can. ‘Marking’17 and painting...

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Knowledge of Self

These elements [Breaking, Deejaying, Emceeing and Rapping] can only be better appreciated when encompassed by this fifth, largely unknown element of Hip Hop...

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