Essay on History Of Hip Hop - Original Writing

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History of Hip-Hop
“It started, some say, back in 1969 with James Brown releasing Get on the Good Foot. The physical panache with which Brown performed inspired fans to develop imitations. What started out as a street/club dance called The Good Foot rapidly spawned a whole genre called b-boy dance, aka break-boy, aka breakdance.”(Mackrell, Judith). Mackrell also mentions that in the Bronx ghettos of New York, organized rival gangs or crews to compete in dance combats. The early phase of b-boy were dominated by kung-Fu style kicks, punches and lunges, mixed with rocking shifts of balance between hands and feet. The more adventurous dancers perfected aerodynamic spins balanced on their heads or shoulders. In the early 1970s, the craze spread to the west coast where it developed funkier variations. As of today’s hip-hop style became the mix tends to be lumped under the term hip-hop, having evolved alongside rap, DJing and graffiti art. Hip-hop is more than 50 years old, it became widely known after the first professional street-based dance crews formed in the 1970s in the United States. The most influential groups were Rock Steady Crew, New York City Breakers, The Lockers, and The Electric Boogaloos who are responsible for the spread of breaking, locking, and popping respectively.
Hip-hop dance originated in New York City during the 1960s and 1970s. Hip-hop has been growing especially among the African-American and Latino community. Hip-hop is believe that it started as an…

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