Published on July 10th, 2020 | by Lydia Brooks


6 things you didn’t know about hiphop culture (Part 2)

4. The inventor of DJ Mixer (Sound Processing Equipment) is also the person who wrote the lyrics and performed the first Rap

Joseph Saddler – the first DJ known by the stage name Grandmaster Flash who created the DJ Mixer, which is like the soul or heart of the sound system, is the essential and important tool of any let me have a DJ.

Originally a student of electromagnetism, it was not difficult for Joseph Saddler to design and perfect the device himself. In addition, he was also credited with showing / performing rap on the first stage when write a rhyming paragraph for his MC, but at the time it was a strange thing and no MC dared to show it, he himself had to stand up and present his impressive lead, with the first rap like this: “You dip, dive and socialize, try to make you realize, we’re qualified to rectify, the burning desire to boogie.”

Hiphop/rap culture | Diggit Magazine

5. DJs used to be stars in Hiphop culture, not Rapper

In 1979, the release of the recordings made the Rap and Rapper genre extremely popular, becoming something that almost represented and represented Hiphop culture.

Before that, however, the DJ was almost always in a unique position, followed by the bboys (the dancers BreakDance/Hiphop).

6. Hiphop spread outside New York thanks to a horrific power outage

hip-hop | Definition, History, Culture, & Facts | Britannica

At about 9:36 on July 13, 1977, the whole city of New York was in darkness and completely cut off the power for 24 hours. This horrific incident caused New York to lose more than $ 300 million, more than 1600 stores were looted, many blocks were burned, attacked, the airport was closed and a series of baseball games was forced to postpone, rising evils lead to many instabilities in society, politics… Despite causing serious consequences for the whole city and people, this power outage brought Hiphop a growth and spread stronger than ever. 

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