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Tuning Into Some Turntablism

via Kester Brewin

via Kester Brewin

By: Daniel Hodgman

One of the many reasons why hip-hop culture is so appealing to me as a student is that of its depth. When some people think about hip-hop, they think purely about the musical aspect. They sometimes associate rap, or even more so, mainstream rap, with what hip-hop is all about. The fact is that hip-hop is so much more. Along with MCing, hip-hop also consists of the physical realm of breaking (b-boys/b-girls), the visual realm of graffiti art and the phonic realm of turntablism. And to me, turntablism may be the least talked about realm of hip-hop culture, when really, it shouldn’t be.

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