MŁODZIEŻOWA KULTURA HIP-HOP JAKO TEKST WIELOKULTUROWY
This article analyzes hiphop as a multicultural manifestation of the youth culture. The youth culture is understood as the content offered for the young generation by the popular culture. It is perceived as the result of complex processes that start with local youth groups, cultural innovations and various rituals. The author describes the beginning of hiphop culture in the urban ethnic dimension and goes on to analyze its core manifestations such as rap, graffiti, and break dance. The author traces ways in which rap, graffiti and break dance were created, interpreted, and assimilated according to the needs of multicultural exemplification of youth’s local identities. This article also indicates the possibility of using elements of hiphop youth culture in the prevention projects realized in multicultural environments.