Hip Hop as a form of musical and cultural expresion originated in African-American and Latino communities in New York City in the 1970's, and many credit DJ Afrika Bambaataa as its pioneer.
Other pioneers of hip hop include DJ Kool Herc and King Grandmaster Flash.
Creation of the term hip hop is often credited to Keith Cowboy, rapper with
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. However ...
The Case: A hip hop enthusiast from New York City has always heard that 1520
Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx is the birthplace of hip hop. The story goes that ...
A look at the vocabulary of hip hop music and rap music through its history and
people. With words, meanings and example sentences. Vocab for ESL learners ...
evolves into big business, the four elements (emceeing, deejaying, graffiti, and breakdancing) are constantly being merged with others like clothing trends, slang, and general mindset.
Started in the Bronx:
A product of cross-cultural integration, ra... More »
Like any style of music, hip hop has roots in other forms, and its evolution was
shaped by many different artists, but there's a case to be made that it came to life
If you start in the past and work all the way to the present, the history of hip-hop
spreads out in every direction. It dates back to the 1920s when the earliest form of
Hip-hop, cultural movement that attained widespread popularity in the 1980s and
'90s; ... As the hip-hop movement began at society's margins, its origins are ...
Today's rap music reflects its origin in the hip-hop culture of young, urban,
working-class African-Americans, its roots in the African oral tradition, its function