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Published on August 6th, 2020 | by Lydia Brooks


Everything about the history of hip hop (Part 2)

Hip hop early stage

Graffiti and break dancing, aspects of the culture that first caught the public’s attention have the longest effect. Instead, the graffiti movement was started in 1972 by an American Greek teenager – Taki 183 signed, or “taged” on the walls throughout the New York City subway system. By 1975, young people in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn began to have escapes to the training grounds in the evening to spray colorful paint on the walls. Text pictures, comic books, whatever they felt like… soon after that influential art agents in the US, Europe and Japan displayed graffiti in large galleries. While the US Urban Transport Authority banned this action, they had to use barbed wire, trying to remove those pictures to clean the streets.

History of Hip-Hop

The inception of hip-hop’s dancing, rapping, and deejaying were linked by the shared environment in which these art forms developed. The first big hip-hop Deejay was DJKool Herc (Clive Campbell), an 18-year-old immigrant who introduced his giant Jamaican sound system to city parties. Using two turntables, he stitched percussion fragments from older recordings with famous songs to create a continuous stream of music. Kool Herc and other avant-garde hip-hop deejays such as Grand Wizard Theodore, Afrika Bambaataa, and Grandmaster Flash separated and expanded the break (part of a recording where all the sound but left the humidity), stimulate the impromptu dance.

Origins of Hip-Hop Culture | Dubspot

Rap first emerged in the United States with the release of the Song by Sugarhill Gang Rapper Delight – 1979 on the African-American independent label Sugar Hill. In its first week of release, it became a musical phenomenon, and topped the charts. Since then Rap has been present for a new genre of pop music. The great pioneers of rap were Grandmaster Flash and Furious Five, Kurtis Blow, and Cold Crush Brothers, which Grandmaster Caz is considered by some to be a true author of some of the strongest lyrics in “Delight Delight” and is deejays constitute the old school RAP.

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