HipHop is a cultural movement originally arised from Worksongs, Soulmusic, Funk, Rap and of course in the conglomerate with Djing, B-Boying and Graffitti Writing. It started int he Ghettos of New York in the 70ies by mixing different records to samples like the film Wildstyle is showing. The evolution of HipHop brought an own language with it and that’s what Tobias Degel’s work is on. As he says:“My inspiration was to reinterprete old black letter typefaces by putting them in a fresh context, just as hip hop reinterpreted soul, blues and funk music.”
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