If you want to know what hip hop architecture is all about, I suggest you start with one of the first individuals to do extensive publications on the concept, Dr. Craig Wilkins. His article, "(w)raprped Space: The Architecture of Hip Hop" published in the Journal of Architectural Education was heavily quoted during my graduate design thesis titled "Cultural Innovation: Hip Hop Inspired Architecture" completed almost ten years ago. Click the "download" link below to read the article.
"Dr. Craig L. Wilkins is an architect, educator and director of the Detroit Community Design Center. He is also a graduate of my Alma mater, University of Detroit Mercy. The Detroit Community Design Center specializes in engaging communities in collaborative and participatory design processes, Dr. Wilkins is the author of The Aesthetics of Equity: Notes on Race, Space, Architecture and Music (2007), which was awarded the 2008 Montaigne Medal for Best New Writing, the 2009 National Indie Excellence Award in the Social Change category and was a finalist in the Education/Academic category. He is also co-editor of Activist Architecture: A Field Guide to Community-Based Practice forthcoming from Princeton Architectural Press (2011)."