Hip-Hop Origins Essay

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Spring Term Spring Term By: Antonio Carrera By: Antonio Carrera Origins of Hip-hop/Rap Music United States History Mr. Hinckley Origins of Hip-hop/Rap Music United States History Mr. Hinckley 08 Fall 08 Fall Hip-hop music is a music genre that consists in a particular style of rhyming that depends in the artist and the song, and it commonly accompanies rapping which is a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. Hip-hop origins come from reggae when Kool Herc arrived in New York and brought reggae music. He was starting to think that people didn’t like it; he didn’t have a big audience. He tried doing his own thing. He got two turntables and created “the break”, which was the instrumental part of the song and that’s what people like. Afrika Bambaataa started to do the same and hip-hop started getting a lot of success. It’s an incredible difference of hip-hop from the 70’s to hip-hop now. Many people think that hip-hop is a big problem in society. A lot of hip-hop artists degrade women and use strong references to drugs and money. Hip-hop is also strongly connected to violence and having parties in strip clubs. Joseph Schloss wrote a great paper on B-Boys and B-Girls and he said: “It is a multibillion-dollar industry based on debauchery, disrespect, and self-destruction.” This big industry began in New York City and it has changed drastically since its origins. The hip-hop culture consists of four basic elements: rap, graffiti, break dancing, and DJs. To start this story you have to talk about DJ Kool Herc. “Hip-Hop emerged in the 1970’s upon the arrival of a one Kool DJ Herc. Kool DJ Herc migrated to the United States from Kingston, Jamaica and settled in the West Bronx of New York. Kool DJ Herc was a disc jockey that attempted to incorporate his Jamaica style of disc jockeying, which involved reciting improvised rhymes over reggae

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