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  2. Hip Hop began in the South Bronx in the early 1970s. Many suggest the first Hip Hop event was hosted by DJ Kool Herc at 1520. Sedgwick Avenue in 1971. Following the construction of the Cross Bronx Expressway, the South Bronx. experienced “White Flight,” and the population became increasingly Black.

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    • DLP-Historical Roots of Hip Hop
  3. Description. Resources. Reviews. What are the historical roots of Hip Hop? In this lesson you will: Discover where Hip Hop was first created. Consider what life was like for some New Yorkers in the 1970s. Explore the connections between Hip Hop and other musical styles. Learn about key Hip Hop pioneers.

    • Deejaying: making music using record players, turntables, and DJ mixers
    • Rapping: rhythmic vocal rhyming style
    • Graffiti painting: also known as “graf” or “writing”
    • Break dancing: a form of dance that also encompasses an overall attitude and style
  4. Hip-hop originated initially as a musical style when street parties, the so-called "block parties" by Americans, were frequented in New York City, especially in the Bronx neighborhood because the clubs and discotheques were not very accessible to the neighborhood.

  5. Starting from humble roots, hip-hop has grown from the creative outlet of underrepresented black teenagers living in the South Bronx in the late 1970s to a highly successful commercialized business that in 2000 grossed over $1.8 billion in sales in the United States. (Kun, 581) Hip-hop is not only successful in the United States, but also, its influence has permeated the entire planet, becoming a global creative and economic force.

    • Lucien J Flores
    • 2012
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