Hip-Hop reflects the making of duality

The graphic is grabbed from the web.

In the early days of Hip-Hop a tape loop like in this image with a fragment of obscure R&B tracks were put into a ghetto blaster, where the loop functioned as a unique piece of music, that someone were breakdancing or rapping to on the street. Nowadays Hip-Hop music has become more complex with many fragments of already existing music sampled on top of each other in such a way, that you cannot recognise the original bits but hear the sum of them as new piece of music. This can be said to be a repetition of how the world of duality is made with fragments of non-duality sampled into a virtual layer of reality on top of it. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The way that Hip Hop started is a good way to describe how the world of duality is fabricated. Rappers in the late 70s ripped their favourite part of a sound recording – for example a guitar riff – by cutting it out of a cassette tape, so it could be turned into a loop.

The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The cassette with this loop they played on a boombox (also called ghetto blaster), which they placed on the street, so they could entertain those around them by rapping or breakdancing to the loop, which they pretended was a unique piece of music invented by themselves. LL Cool Jay for example started in this way. Nowadays technology has progressed, and sampling is not done in such a simple way anymore but via computer software – often with several samples on top of each other implemented in different ways until the sum of it sounds like a new creation.

Scratching is a DJ technique used to produce distinctive percussive or rhythmic sound effects by moving a vinyl record back and forth on a turntable while manipulating the crossfader on a DJ mixer. The graphic is grabbed from the web and the caption is sampled from Wikipedia.

In the early 80s it became popular to add scratching on top of the dance tracks played in discos. It was done by quickly turning a piece of music on a vinyl record back and forth with your hand and use the mixer to blend the sound of it on top of the music being played from another vinyl record.

No reason to be curious about how the story of the world will end. It has already ended. It ended in the very same moment that it started. You are just replaying a loop of it, that is very dear to you or maybe very frightening.

To resume, fragments of existing music is used to make music, that sounds as if it is new, though nothing has been created that was not already there. The same applies to a world of duality. It is fragments of non-duality, that has been turned into loops in order to create the illusion of a world of duality coming out of a black hole.

In a world of duality you repeat a loop of thoughts – some call it to be conditioned – so that you appear to have your own and indisputable way of being someone special.

In order to uphold the belief in being someone definitive, you basically repeat the same loop of thoughts. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

In order to uphold the belief in being someone definitive, you basically repeat the same loop of thought, namely ´I am inside, you are outside´. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

But there is one difference in this comparison, namely that it is not possible to cut out fragments of non-duality as it is the formless. Yet it seems possible to imagine fragmented it. Such an imagination, however, does not make the fragments real. Duality remains a construction of thoughts, that always can be seen repeated in the way, you keep on insisting to perceive, there is a world full of unique and autonomous creatures outside of you, so that you can be acknowledged as someone definitive and therefore separated from them.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #3.4 Exclusiveness results in something and inclusiveness in nothing.


  1. […] In other words, when the speed of thoughts is not controlled, they hurry back to the formlessness of non-duality, where everything moves so fast, that there is no more than that which is one, contrary to a world of duality, where everything move so slow that it seems as if there is more than one. Yet such a world is just imagined fragments of non-duality turned into a loop, which slowly is repeated again and again. See also the article The world of duality consist of non-existing fragments of non-duality. […]