Hip in the 1980's means very cool; in style. Rubix cubes were hip in the 1980s. Rubix cubes were the entertainment in 1980s.
The electric slide was a popular dance in the 1980s. http://www.schooltube.com/video/c7ae8aa3e00b4d769b4a/Electric%20Slide
Michael Jackson was a popular singer in the 1980s. He wrote and performed music.
In the 1980s they wear neon clothing, leg warmers, silk jackets, and lots more.
Pac Man was a very popular game in the 1980s. It was relased May 22 1980
In 1980s they mined for a job.
Paul McDonald was a idol to many teens.
Smurfs were a popular tv show in the 1980s.