The 4 Elements

DJing, Bboying, MCing, and Graffiti Writing



After completing this assignment, students should be able to

  • Summarize the major points made in both videos
  • Identify each of the four elements
  • Identify the element that is sometimes called “breakdancing”
  • Identify the performer (active in the 1950s and 1960s as well as the ’70s) who is seen as the godfather of hip-hop culture
  • Identify the DJ who is credited with inventing the method of playing two copies of the same record on twin turntables in order to isolate and re-play the record’s “break”



  • The Four Elements