here's my take on it. im not typing no essay cuz im too lazy for that.
what does it mean to define something? to determine the beginning of something and its end.
hiphop's begins but does not end with:
these things deal with what you do. then there's:
demeanor(splng?)(the way you walk, facial expressions, how you have sex)
these deal with who you are, your personality.
you can take these elements anywhere and hiphop will be present. if you're not dealing with these elements then its not hiphop.
is elton john's "circle of life" a hiphop song? what about berry white's "cant get enough of you love baby", or whitney houston's "exhale"?
if not then that means that there are rules to what hiphop is and isnt but i dont think we ever sit down and talk about what those rules are.
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. (Romans 1:18-20)