SA Hip Hop Saviours Feat Falko | Graffiti Art
22 June 2012
The Hip Hop culture does not only evolve around rapping as we all know it, although we may not be aware of it, it’s only one of the 4 major elements. The Four Pillars of Hip Hop are rapping, DJing, hip hop dance, and graffiti art.
Breakdancing and Graffiti Art have been almost inexistent in our Hip Hop culture since the computer and music production software, all we are seeing is the number of Rappers and Beatmakers grow by the day in almost every corner of South Africa. That’s all nice and great but when one looks at the bigger picture we are leaving out some of elements that make HipHop as a whole. How are we going to grow and save the culture if we don’t get involved in Djing, break dance and Graffiti as much as we do in MCing?
For our 1st episode of SA Hip Hop saviours, we’re talking about Graffiti with Falco as the featured artist.
By definition, Graffiti is a visual expression of rap music, just as break dancing is viewed as a physical expression, aerosol paint is the common tool used in modern graffiti.
Falko, has been in the forefront of Graffiti Art in South Africa for more than 20 years, painting and making statements on walls around the Cape Flats and the rest of the country. He has used Graffiti Art as an opportunity to tell the story of different people, cultures and landscape.
This is what Falko has to say “I, before anything else, want to make it truly South African by implementing the idea in cities and towns that will in the end be testament to our diverse country”
Check out the following links to see the projects Falko has been involved in.
Splitpeice project “Darling Made me Do it ”(see: flic.kr/s/aHsjtR3Sab )
The Splitpiece murals ( see: flic.kr/s/aHsjrVGLZi )
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