Pop Goes The Hip Hop

Hip hop is popular. Wildly popular. But it’s not like what you see in the pop culture, says Rennie Harris. “This culture, and specifically pop culture, has kind of convinced people that hip-hop dance is sort of a series of steps and patterns. A monkey can do that. They do regimented, synchronized movements in the military, but you don’t call it dance. This is not to disrespect that; the point is to let you know that what you are doing right now is not hip-hop, it has evolved into something else. And once it loses the soul, it is no longer dance.”