In most countries, marking or painting property without the property owner's permission is considered defacement and vandalism, which is a punishable crime.
Graffiti may also express underlying social and political messages and a whole genre of artistic expression is based upon spray paint graffiti styles.
Beginnings Pras: "I met Lauryn Hill back in 1988/89. She might be a little younger than us.' I was a sophomore at the time. I heard her sing it for the first in the studio, but I never truly heard her it until two or three experiences.
My mom had me go live with my uncle to get a better education in the suburbs than in the hood. This is the story about the Fugees: I had this vision of me in theses two girl. She says, 'She's still in the eighth grade.' I said, 'Eight grade? We were able to build incredible showmanship."The Making of "The Score""'The Score' [is] probably one of the most incredible experiences [of] my life. When we'd get a little bit of extra money we'd go to Kentucky Fried Chicken and get some biscuits; That was our highlight. There's been two or three experiences in my life and it sounded differently [each time].
Hip hop fashion has changed significantly during its history, and today, it is a prominent part of popular fashion as a whole across the world and for all ethnicities.
In the late 1970s, established sportswear and fashion brands, such as Le Coq Sportif, Kangol, Adidas and Pro-Keds attached themselves to the emerging hip hop scene. British Walkers and sneakers (usually Pro-Keds, Puma, Converse's Chuck Taylor All-stars, and Adidas Superstars often with "phat" or oversized shoelaces).
Hip hop fashion complements the expressions and attitudes of hip hop culture in general.
"Graffiti" is applied in art history to works of art produced by scratching a design into a surface.
A related term is "sgraffito", which involves scratching through one layer of pigment to reveal another beneath it.
Laura was dressed to the nines and showing off her pale and lean legs in a front-split black skirt and chic black ankle boots paired with a clingy black lace-accented top and tailored black leather jacket.
Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive.