Since emerging forty years ago, hip-hop has never ceased to shake up music, culture and society. Hip-hop stars are the most popular artists. Their words become our everyday expressions. Their melodies get in everyone’s heads.
Born in the streets and raised in urban basements and studios, voluble, inventive, insatiable hip-hop is now ubiquitous: in fashion and sports, in literature and film, in school yards and university lecture halls, on television and social media.
After Jazz, Electronic and Arab music, Musée de la musique is now devoting an exhibition to Hip-Hop: its musical genre, but also its impact on all the disciplines it has nurtured, from fashion to cinema, from literature to graphic arts.
Visual, audiovisual and participatory, this exhibition seeks to transcribe the energy from a movement that is constantly on the lookout for new forms of musical creation and distribution.