Literally «underground» can be translated to English as "underground" - in particular, the term is applicable to various basements, subways and subway as a whole.However, in the 60s of the last century, the word acquired a new meaning and was treated to a whole stratum of modern culture: creativity, which is trying to invent something new, to be distinctive and original;denies any rules and canons.

This type of "new art" was born in the 60s of the last century in the United States in parallel with the development of the hippie subculture, mostly among the lesser-known musicians.Style was in hostage by itself: the attempt to make "extraordinary music", to look for new approaches and ideas for some time excluded any possibility to achieve massive success that has created a seco
nd side of the tacit ideology "underground": the underground should be non-profit.

However, due to such a position was more the lack of opportunities.This is confirmed by the first "phenomenon of people" in 1969, when one of the recording studios to see the potential hidden within, issued a series of commercial music albums «That's Undergroud», which proved to be very successful.

At this point the culture was split into two parts, which persist today.The first does not recognize any commerce in any manifestation, and basically write songs on low-cost hardware (or do not write at all), refuse to release albums and remain only in a narrow circle "for his."The second part, in contrast, sees the main problem in the creation of music "does not look like everything," but did not shy away from the fact that this music making.This creates a controversial musical groups (in Russia can be considered as an example of «Amatory»), which on the one hand, maintained the tradition of underground and alternative, but on the other - are well known.

Today, for "anti-culture" itself classifies any informal movement.The most widely used term was among rap and hip-hop, which by definition apolitical and is not a commercial focus.This may also include street art, street racing, and any other art work "is not for everyone."