Hip Hop was (and is) a dynamic movement from the beginning. Born in New York, in the African-American and Spanish-American communities (Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn) has spread its artistic and cultural forms all around the world from those 70’s.
Four pillars: MC, DJ, breakdance and graffiti. Then, to share the sidewalks, to mingle with people, to be open-minded and multicultural are basic ideas, in this globalized and changing world: running time.
‘Revolution of Hip Hop’, by Russ Layton is a meaningful picture. Black and White, as the American society; a city revolving around and old record, a busy city of dancing skyscrapers prepared for another party, the celebration of life.
‘Soul’, ‘Los Angeles’, ‘Beattle’, ‘Houston’, ‘Public Enemy’… the streets are full of information and our mind full of music: we need movement, to dance, to break our bones, to forget the problems.
Subculture? What’s the difference with Culture? Youth? Yes, in the end what was painted on a forgotten wall of whatever corner, or dirty underground, can finish in a Museum and spontaneous music will be purchased by great (sensible?) record companies.
It doesn’t matter, a new fresh movement will come, and artist as Russ Layton will be there to feel and to share.
‘Revolution of Hip Hop’ is an acrylic paint, pen and letraset, latest urban piece to honor the rap and hip hop artist or our time, more alive than ever.
Public enemy… you name it!
Size 20 x 24 inches.
More about Russ Layton: http://www.russlayton.ca
**Another day we will talk about Citrus, by Russ Layton.