Rogelio Edrington The History OF Hip-Hop
Introduction History Roots of Hip hop Hip –hop was innovated in the early 1970s in New York City by underground DJs that want to express them self through music. Hip-Hop has three entities: Music Fashion Graffiti
Hip-Hop Music • Hip hop music (also referred to as rap or rap music) is a style of popular music . • It is made up of two main components: rapping (MCing) and DJing (audio mixing and scratching). • The rapper is accompanied by an instrumental track, usually referred to as a "beat", performed by a DJ, created by a producer, or one or more instrumentalists. • The rapper is accompanied by an instrumental track, usually referred to as a "beat", performed by a DJ, created by a producer, or one or more instrumentalists. This beat is often created using a sample of the percussion break of another song, usually a funk, rock, or soul recording. In addition to the beat other sounds are often sampled, synthesized, or performed. • Sometimes a track can be instrumental, as a showcase of the skills of the DJ or producer. • Hip hop began in New York City when DJs began isolating the percussion break from funk and disco songs.
Hip-Hop Fashion • Hip-Hop fashion distinctive style of dress originating simultaneously with both the African-American and Latino • During the 1980s, such clothing items as large glasses (Cazals), Kangolhats, multi-finger rings, and sneakers (usually Adidas-brand shelltoes and often with "phat" or oversized shoelaces) • As hip hop music and culture grew and developed, its fashion began to change as well. popularized the wearing of bright, often neon-colored, clothing and the wearing of regular items such as baseball caps and even condoms in unusual ways. • Today, hip hop fashion is worn by a significant percentage of young people around the world.
Graffiti • Graffiti aims at self-expression and creativity. • Most people do it on walls, buildings, and even freight trains
Reference information • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_hip_hop_music • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graffiti • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip_hop_fashion • http://www.hiphop-directory.com/