The Four Elements of Hip Hop

Artist: The Wise Men

Assembly Description


The 4 Elements of Hip-Hop is a heartfelt exploration of the four fundamental pillars of Hip-Hop Culture: DJing, MCing, B-Boying, and Writing. In it’s 40 years of life Hip-Hop has grown from a regional New York City subculture to influencing every facet of modern commercial media worldwide. The show will take students through an exciting interactive experience where they will learn about the origins and see demonstrations of all the elements in real time with the dynamism and spontaneity that have led to current trends.

Assembly Information

Grades: K-12

Curriculum links: Social Studies, Music, Dance, Art and Technology
Price: Single performance $1,300
2 back to back $2,210
Program length: 45 minutes
*Artist travel fees may apply
The performances are tailored to the particular age level and special needs of the audience.


About the Artist

The Wise Men are an interchangeable network of talent in the contemporary culture of Hip-Hop. Kasper Gaddy, an accomplished music producer, artist and documentarian, spearheads the team. Swiss Chris is an award winning drummer having worked with a variety of established and underground artists whilst teaching at the Berkley School of Music. Chief is a young Bronx bred true to form BBoy, Writer, and MC. He works passionately with the Zulu Nation and the children of his community to promote peace, unity, love, having fun and knowledge of self.