A nation within

If you studied etiology, this is where you would find the origin of Hip Hop. At the focus of this circle is the only form of background music, the beat boxer. This person used only their mouth to supply the beat, a framework that would evolve to be the foundation of the Hip Hop infrastructure. There has been appreciation throughout rap music to prove the continuity of this building block. Fast forward to 2001, and you still have rappers giving praise to the beat. An underground rap group from Los Angeles named Dilated Peoples wrote, "never forget that the real backbone of Hip Hop, is disc jocks.aE

As important to the music as the beat boxer, was the socialization that went on inside the circle. Here any member would adopt the standards of behavior, norms, rules, and values of the social world that they found themselves in (Gelles 17). It is here that Hip Hop became a way of life. It was a place to vent. It was an environment where people could say what they felt about any subject. The lyrics were completely interpretive, holding a certain meaning for one individual and another for the next person. But it was



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