What is a huge dance style in the world today that was created only forty years ago? That's right, hip hop. Although it has had a short time span, hip hop has impacted the world in numerous ways. How did it all start? it started from two highly different areas the first in a poor neighbor hood in New York City and all they could do in their free time was to throw Block parties and dance. while this was occurring the other half of the greatest dance style was forming on the other side of the country. These dancers danced in a different fashion than the first group. first dance style was more acrobatic and the second focused on isolating sharp movements.
Hip hop dance first originated in the 1960's and the 1970's one of the main birthplaces of hip hop was in one of New York City's poorest ghetto quarters the South Bronx. Hip hop dancing started with DJs coming into the streets with huge speakers kicking off what is now known as block parties. A man, who is known as the father of hip hop, "DJ Kool Herc" Would remix songs by making longer instrumental breaks between verses as long as he pleased by repeating the same breaks on a turn table this allowed more time for the street dancers or "B-boys" which stood for "Break-Boys" to show off their dancing skill. The hip hop moves combined Complex rhythms and a down-to-earth movement style. Most of these B-Boys dancing was acrobatic, or what kid no-a-days call Breakdancing but true "Break dancing" is completed how it was in the 1960s with insanely long instrumental breaks and incredible dancers battling it out with both footwork moves and acrobatic moves.
Breaking first started strictly toprock, footwork-oriented dances moves implemented while standing straight up. Toprock is used ty...
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...ludes other illusory dance styles like liquid, tutting, waving, and gliding. The most famous popping move is the moonwalk because Michael Jackson performed it on ABC's Motown 25 television special which popularized it throughout the world. forty years ago if DJ Kool Herc was told that he latter would have been called the father of hip hop he probably would think they were crazy because what he saw when he was DJing wasn't what was now known as hip hop he saw people getting together just to do what the love and dance. the same response would come from Boogaloo Sam he was just there to dance and performed it wasn't hip hop dance it just was Boogaloo to hip hop music. what these two men Created and did was so much more though it started a dance style from both east and west coast which was then popularized to the world to what we at is known today as hip hop.
Hip Hop started in the South Bronx, New York City in the 1970’s. Hip Hop as a music and culture started when block parties became popular, particular among African-American youths who reside in Bronx. Deejays would play popular songs on turntables at that time and start to break or “scratching” in between playing songs to create their own beats. Hip Hop served as a voice for the inner city youths were from a low-income families. The culture would reflect their way of life. As the years of Hip Hop progressed, a new form of Hip Hop was introduced that was called “gangster rap”, which rapped about the hyper-masculinity and violence. The biggest controversy in the Hip Hop world took place between The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Both artists took lyrical jabs at each other until their untimely death.
The hip hop culture began in the suburbs of New York over 30 years ago and has gone through drastic changes over this time. Hip Hop contains four different elements including: graffiti, rap, disc jockey and break-dancing. In the 1970’s, musical artists began to express themselves like Kool DJ Herc. Rap music began to spread through the urban neighborhoods of New York City and people used a new form of expression that gave a chance to sing about anything.
Hip-hop started out in the Bronx in New York City with DJ Clive “Cool Herc” Campbell. A man of Jamaica, he essentially birthed the new genre of music by carrying over the Jamaican tradition of Toasting, which “is boastful poetry or over a melody provided by a deejay.” (ROOTS ‘n’ RAP, rice.edu) Its creation can be accredited to the record spinning DJ’s of the clubs of the 1970s. From this, the Master of Ceremonies (MC) was created. He would come up with creative rhymed phrases that could be delivered over a beat or acapella at dance clubs. They consisted of boasts, insults, “uptown throw downs”, and political commentary. From there, hip-hop only grew more and more popular. Being that it was created in a dominantly African American neighborhood, it became a tool for blacks to express their problems with society and be heard by the rest of the country. Though it was a microphone for African Americans to express themselves to the rest of the country, there were some other things that happened within the black community through hip-hop as well. One of these things was a diss track.
Back in the disco days, in the early 1970’s, began a new genre called Hip Hop. It was born in the crime ridden neighborhoods of the South Bronx. Hip Hop is the extracting rhythms of melodies from existing records and mixing them up with searing poetry chronicling life in the hood. Though, hip hop started on the east coast, it did spread rapidly throughout all the clubs and hotels in New York. Then later on, it began to spread to the west coast in Los Angeles. This is where hip hop began to develop its own musical style. Hip hop is known and described as the voice of a generation that refused to be silenced by urban poverty. It is a genre that is fueled up with a lot of passion and truth that is spreading across the entire world. Hip hop is
Hip Hop has been around for decades. Due to positive perceptions behind the idea, many DJs and artist started to come about. Hip Hop solely originated in New York city where DJ Kool Herc is the founding father of Hip Hop. The main components within hip hop was Break Dancing, Rap, Beat Boxing, and Graffiti. These components originated from the Ghettos of New York city. Hip Hop culture formed in the 1970s during many block parties and gatherings in New York, where DJs from all over Manhattan and the Bronx came and created mixes and breaks on the turn tables. Alongside Kool Herc is GrandMaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa who created Universal Zulu Nation, which was music to decrease violence, drugs and get kids involved. Around this time funk,
Hip-hop began between the transformations from the late 1960’s to the early 1970’s. It was during this time period, when the former gangs of the late sixties developed into the posses and crews of the early seventies. When former gang territories became perfect locations for block parties and outdoor jams. Prior gang warfare transformed into hard-hitting competitions between DJs as well as MCs, joined by numerous male and female street dancers, and the colorful artistic representations of graffiti artists. Who started this movement? A man by the name of Clive Campbell, also known as DJ Kool Herc, was the spark that ignited the fire, for he developed the basis of hip-hop by structuring it around the Jamaican tradition of toasting-impromptu: proud poetry and dialogue over music in which he observed as a child in Jamaica (Chang). In addition to the influential styles of Jamaica, were the instrumental elements of disco. According to Kurtis Blow, hip-hop appeared as “a direct response to the watered down, Europeanized, disco music that permeated the airwaves” (David D.). For instance, much of early hip-hop was predominately based on hard disco and funk loops, giving it the name of disco rap. Although, Clive Campbell initiated the hip-hop movement, it was known as disco rap until Keith Cowboy, rapp...
People say hip hop originated from the south Bronx of New York, but really it came from Jamaica. One man named DJ Kool Herc moved from Jamaica to America too starts a new life. In the 1970’s, he introduced the type of music into a style we know now as rap. He used turn tables and used other records to make longer segments. Soon deejays started to work with other rappers and talk in rhythmic sayings, this became to be known as hip hop. For years popular styles of club deejays like Herc, and Afrika Bambaataa, rapped originally in African American neighborhoods in New York.
Hip hop culture has been around since the 1970s. Multiple sources all come down to the South Bronx in New York City, as the origin of hip hop culture. The culture began to take its shape within the African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Latino communities. The father of the start of this culture was a Jamaican-born DJ named Clive Campbell but also known as DJ Kool Herc. He brought forth a new sound system and the Jamaican style of “toasting.” Toasting was when Jamaicans would talk or rap over the music they played. This whole new style soon brought what is now known as DJs, B-Boys, MC’s, and graffiti artists (Kaminski).
Hip hop is a modern day American dance form that originated from a combination of African-American or more specifically Afro diasporic, and Latino cultural influences. Hip hop obtains many commonalities with the aesthetics of African dance. These aesthetics include polycentrism, and ephebism being incredibly evident in hip hop styles, and the curvilinear aspect being observed as well. However at the same time hip hop has americanized aspects that set it apart from african dance. An important americanized aspect is the concept of competition which is observed in hip hop battles, creating a different sense of community and purpose of the dance.
Hip hop is a form of dance that lets people express themselves. It is also a fast and energetic type of dance. When dancing hip hop, people need be sharp with all of their movements. Most hip hop dancers use rap music to dance. Not to mention, rap music is usually fast and energetic. For example, a quote from the text of “DJ Renegade on the History of Hip-Hop” says,” New steps were created at a fast-pace and the vocabulary continues to grow.” This excerpt shows that new moves are getting created really fast and the names of the moves continue to grow.
Somewhere out there, DJ Kool Herc is saying, “I brought up hip-hop.” One of the truest originators of the movement of hip-hop in the 70s, Kool Herc become known as the one who helped hip-hop emerge onto the scene in the Bronx in New York. Coming from Kingston, Jamaica, Herc brought the rhythm and rhyming lyrics from impromptu and applied them over beats. The movement of hip-hop spread throughout the Bronx and thus a new form of music and lifestyle began.
“Hip-hop is a cultural movement that attained widespread popularity in the 1980s and 90s; also, the backing music for rap, the musical style incorporating rhythmic and/or rhyming speech that became the movements most lasting and influential art form” (Light & Tate, n.d, para. 1). Hip-hop consist of deejaying, rapping, graffiti, and b-boying or break dancing. It originated in the South Bronx in the late 1970s. The four elements that made hip-hop were a collection of diverse ethnicity in the Bronx credited to Dj Kool Herc, Grand Wizard, Grandmaster Flash, and many more (Light & Tate, n.d, para. 8).
B-boying or break dancing is described as “a hip hop dance style developed by Caribbean, African American, and Latino youth dancing to Kool Herc’s beat music.” It was also created from many different forms of African dancing from all around the country that were merged together in which dancers could compete and challenge each other in battles. It is also one of the four major elements that were brought together by the Bronx River Organization that originally created hip hop culture. In one scene in the film, Stomp the Yard, the dancers compete in a variety of different moves that hype up the crowd and is an obvious expression of soul and energy by their bodies. They also perform in a “cipha” which is an enclosed circle surrounded by an audience rather than on a stage, allowing the