Seen from a Hip-Hop perspective, Amman’s Art scene includes 6 elements: Rap, Beatboxing, DJ, Skateboarding, Graffiti and Street Art, Breakdance and Performance. But all of this only started about 17 years ago.
There were people who tried to start the scene before but they were not successful. People who are the so-called ‘fathers’ of the revolution and who started the art scene in Amman. Some of them are still working on it, doing what they love and some of them gave up and are earning their money in different ways because they don’t benefit from it.
Because it’s really hard to be outside of the circle which is like work, getting married, having children, then dying. That’s how it usually goes in Jordan. When you see someone different who is doing different stuff, you will fight them. Not because you hate what they’re doing but because you don’t really understand what they are doing.