Manifesto

“The finer side of underground culture”

Manifesto Manifesto

Broken Culture is a celebration and representation of true underground culture through high quality, detailed and insightful journalism, something that we feel is lacking now days in a music media that simply recycles press releases. Our reviews are about more than a number of stars, but a genuine understanding and thoughtful insight into a project. Lovers of Gonzo journalism, we immerse ourselves in what we write about, as much a part of the culture as the people we’re highlighting

We’re all about the city and the buzz, energy, music, art and lifestyle that comes with it. We’re influenced by Hip Hop, Drum and Bass, Graffiti, Skateboarding, Vinyl Culture and Design. Whilst this inner city culture Broken Culture focuses on is what many might consider the complete opposite of the traditional idea of British culture, it’s actually one of the richest cultural movements in the UK.

Graffiti has influenced perhaps the most important artistic movement of our time, Street Art, as well as slowly becoming recognized as a respectable art form in itself.

Hip Hop’s use of the Amen Break has paved the way for almost all modern dance music and the pioneering use of Turntables by early Hip Hop Djs has completely shaped the way we listen to music.

Skateboarding’s not only become recognized as a modern sport but it’s creative way of thinking about the urban environment has also influenced musicians, artists, designers and architects.

All this forms a culture of the underground, and can’t be ignored. Broken Culture is a movement towards, and a celebration of, the establishment of underground culture as a respected form of music, lyricism and art and it’s surrounding lifestyle as a true cultural movement, and a very important one at that.

I’m fascinated by rap and by hip-hop. I think there’s a lot of poetry in it. There’s a lot of anger, a lot of social energy in it. And I think you’d better listen to it pretty carefully, ’cause it’s important.

-John F. Kerry

The thing about hip-hop today is it’s smart, it’s insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable.

-Barack Obama

Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.

-Jane Jacobs

Hip-hop…has been the proverbial key that’s opened the door for me to roam this breathtaking planet.

-Raquel Cepeda

Hip-hop is supposed to uplift and create, to educate people on a larger level and to make a change.

-Doug E. Fresh

The thing about hip-hop is that it’s from the underground, ideas from the underbelly, from people who have mostly been locked out, who have not been recognized.

-Russel Simons

Graffiti is not about clean lines, pretty colors and beautiful blends. Graffiti is my life’s turbulence exploded on a wall.

-Mind Serf

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