Ever watched Step Up? And while watching Step Up movie, you can never really get enough of all the grooves and the crazy dance steps. Even if the guys and the girls invading your television screen are just cranky and crazy teenagers wearing baggy pants and caps, still, you can’t seem to get enough of those oozing and totally moving steps they all got. Truly, Step Up and its main element are never dead after all.
Tried watching Stomp the Yard? Well, this may be a little bit close to how Step Up was but it takes all the music and dancing a step higher. With all those crumping, air moves, tumbles and air lifts, not to mention death-defying stunts in the air, hip hop has indeed gone into a whole new level. Hip hop, more than just a kind of music, has indeed become a trend setter for all these years.
Well, this is not a promotional article or a review of Step Up and Stomp the Yard, nor is this all about how wonderful it is to have dancing as your passion. In fact, Step Up and Stomp the Yard are just movie preludes to what the main element is all this time.
Looking at Step Up and Stomp the Yard, you might really wonder what common element they both have. What makes the movie unique and quite appealing? To tell you, it is not all about those well-choreographed dance numbers or all about those jaw dropping and even astounding air stunts. It is all about the primary element it has, a work of art and a modern way of expression, in music, moves and even clothing. Practically to describe it all, a culture.
While most people always have the misconceptions that Hip Hop is all about the music, well, truth is, Hip Hop is way more than that. Hip Hop, as it is described as a culture involves music (rap), fashion sense (jerseys and pants), art (graffiti) and even expression (breakdancing). And as it appeals to the modern times right now, with a lot of youngsters and even a great number of adults get hooked to this kind of culture, this form of self-expression has and even more colorful history, the one that is more vibrant and dynamic than what it known today by most people who are ever involved with Hip Hop.