"Who is Hip Hop" SKNO mix


   “Who is Hip-Hop”

poster designed by Reilly Waldoch

four elements of evolution

turntable turn’n

dee jay don’t hurt’em

manufactured beats

engineer’d emceeing


percussion sounds pulsate

she found her own way

the spirit of innovation

migrates through sound wave,

African dance and chants


We live it.

let’s take it to the floor

genre itself standing’

in a B-Boy stance

find the fountain of youth

in a funky bassline


culture celebrating itself

small ambitions and freedom

birth global recognition,

hip-hop is not what we do

We live it.

Original poetic style of the Poem. The poem reads differently than the audio. 

©️Sierra Leone