Currently there are only four established elements in Hip-Hop. They include Graffiti Art, B-boy Dance Culture, MC / Rap and DJ ing. I always say the 5th element is Fashion but not everyone I speak to agree on that. This Blog started out with the idea of strictly focusing on these core elements; however we also recognized that science and technology are a big part of Hip-Hop culture as well. Today there is no question about the influence music has on the world especially the youth. From the beginning the pioneers considered Hip-Hop as both an art and science, so we are simply continuing to build on that foundation. Also, for people interested there are all sorts of science and engineering programs out there. In Charlotte they even offer Robotics Engineering summer youth programs at NC State University.