2020 First-Class Forever Stamps,Hip Hop

# 5480-83 - 2020 First-Class Forever Stamps - Hip Hop

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US #5480-83
2020 Hip Hop

• Commemorate the creativity and far-reaching influence of hip hop on the world of music


Stamp Category:
Commemorative
Value: 55¢ First Class Mail Rate (Forever)
First Day of Issue: July 1, 2020
First Day City: New York, New York
Quantity Issued: 20,000,000
Printed by: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.
Printing Method: Offset
Format: Panes of 20
Tagging: Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag

Why the stamps were issued: To celebrate the legacy of hip hop music and its influence on American and world popular culture.

About the stamp designs: Each of the four stamp designs pictures a different photograph taken by Cade Martin. The images are accented by digital tinting (yellow, green, red, and black) to make them appear to be in motion.

First Day City: There was no First Day of Issue Ceremony for these stamps, but the First Day of Issue Cancellation was from New York City.

History the stamp represents: Developed on the streets of New York City in the 1970s, hip hop is not just a style of music, but a culture and art movement centered around creativity.

Many aspects of hip hop culture are rooted in African and Caribbean traditions, most significantly Jamaican block parties of the 1950s. Jamaican immigrants brought these parties to urban New York neighborhoods, where they soon became regular events. Hip hop was born at these parties, combining music, dancing, and art into a movement.

Some of hip hop’s pioneers recognized early on that it could be a way to help teenagers express themselves. Rather than join gangs and get into trouble on the streets, they could focus their energy into the creative aspects of hip hop. Several people in the hip hop community admit that it saved a lot of lives. Hip hop enabled minorities to deal with the hardships they faced and express themselves in a creative and safe manner.

While hip hop is generally characterized by nine elements, four are considered essential. The DJ creates the music and beat through innovative use of records and sound equipment. MCs (or rappers) sing or speak clever rhymes. B-boys (short for break-boys, because they dance in the song’s break), perform acrobatic and gravity-defying moves. Graffiti is the visual expression of the hip hop movement that is considered both controversial and an evolving art form.

Hip hop’s influence has spread far and wide in American culture – from movies and fashion to a set of stamps issued by the USPS in 2020.

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US #5480-83
2020 Hip Hop

• Commemorate the creativity and far-reaching influence of hip hop on the world of music


Stamp Category:
Commemorative
Value: 55¢ First Class Mail Rate (Forever)
First Day of Issue: July 1, 2020
First Day City: New York, New York
Quantity Issued: 20,000,000
Printed by: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.
Printing Method: Offset
Format: Panes of 20
Tagging: Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag

Why the stamps were issued: To celebrate the legacy of hip hop music and its influence on American and world popular culture.

About the stamp designs: Each of the four stamp designs pictures a different photograph taken by Cade Martin. The images are accented by digital tinting (yellow, green, red, and black) to make them appear to be in motion.

First Day City: There was no First Day of Issue Ceremony for these stamps, but the First Day of Issue Cancellation was from New York City.

History the stamp represents: Developed on the streets of New York City in the 1970s, hip hop is not just a style of music, but a culture and art movement centered around creativity.

Many aspects of hip hop culture are rooted in African and Caribbean traditions, most significantly Jamaican block parties of the 1950s. Jamaican immigrants brought these parties to urban New York neighborhoods, where they soon became regular events. Hip hop was born at these parties, combining music, dancing, and art into a movement.

Some of hip hop’s pioneers recognized early on that it could be a way to help teenagers express themselves. Rather than join gangs and get into trouble on the streets, they could focus their energy into the creative aspects of hip hop. Several people in the hip hop community admit that it saved a lot of lives. Hip hop enabled minorities to deal with the hardships they faced and express themselves in a creative and safe manner.

While hip hop is generally characterized by nine elements, four are considered essential. The DJ creates the music and beat through innovative use of records and sound equipment. MCs (or rappers) sing or speak clever rhymes. B-boys (short for break-boys, because they dance in the song’s break), perform acrobatic and gravity-defying moves. Graffiti is the visual expression of the hip hop movement that is considered both controversial and an evolving art form.

Hip hop’s influence has spread far and wide in American culture – from movies and fashion to a set of stamps issued by the USPS in 2020.