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ARE U ACCEPTED ,,,,, IT IS A LIFE STYLE,, starts building an expressway in the Bronx, NY. and PA MUSIC...Breakdance...Graffiti ,,It depends on what HOOD you lived in, what year you were born in, and what lines you rode. ...


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GROUND WORK 1966-71 Graffiti was used primarily by political activists to make statements and street gangs to mark territory. It wasn't till the late 1960s that writing's current identity started to form.The history of the underground art movement known by many names, most commonly termed graffiti begins in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the mid to late '60s and is rooted in bombing. The writers who are credited with the first conscious bombing effort are CORNBREAD and COOL EARL. Hip-Hop Timeline: 1925 - 1925: Earl Tucker (aka Snake Hips), a performer at the Cotton Club invents a dance style similar to today?s hip-hop moves. He incorporates floats and slides into his dance style. Similar moves would later inspire an element of hip-hop culture known as breakdancing. 1940: Tom the Great (a.k.a. Thomas Wong) uses a booming sound system to please his audience. Wong also utilizes hip American records to steal music-lovers from local bands. 1950: The Soundclash contest between Coxsone Dodd?s ?Downbeat? and Duke Reid?s ?Trojan? gives birth to DJ Battling. 1956: Clive Campbell is born in Kingston, Jamaica. Campbell would later become the father of hip-hop. ,,,,,, and so on,,,, A Brief History of Hip-Hop and Rap By Henry Adaso, About.com Rapping Beats Hip-Hop Defined: Hip-hop is a form of popular music that's comprised mainly of emceeing and deejaying. The other two components that complete the four elements of hip-hop are graffiti and breakdancing. As hip-hop 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. Rap is a form of music that stemmed from hip-hop culture. Hip hop is a lifestyle with its own lingo, dress code, etc. In the words of KRS-One, "hip-hop is something you live, rap is something you do." Hip-Hop Started in the Bronx: A product of cross-cultural integration, rap is deeply rooted within ancient African culture and oral tradition. Hip-hop is believed to have originated in the Bronx by a Jamaican DJ named Kool Herc. Herc's style of deejaying involved reciting rhymes over instrumentals. At house parties, Herc would rap with the microphone, using a myriad of in-house references. Duplicates of Herc's house parties soon drifted through Brooklyn, Manhattan. Herc and other block party DJs helped spread the message of hip-hop around town and spawned tons of followers. Humble Beginnings: Some of the earliest rap songs ever recorded include "King Tim III (Personality Jock)" by Fatback Band and "Rapper?s Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang. The latter reached the #36 spot on the Billboard charts (a huge feat by 1970's standards), thus demonstrating hip-hop's ability to draw commercial appeal. Hip-Hop As a Melting Pot: Hip-hop as a musical melting pot is still evolving. It has become more eclectic, borrowing from soul, jazz and live instrumentations with the likes of De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, and most recently Kanye West championing the ?soulful rap? movement. <ahref="http://tbn0.google. com/images?q=tbn:dnm8YK_Gzi2q8 M:http://www.indiana.edu/~a594 /images_tutorial/index.jpg"> ;