Essay The Evolution Of Hip Hop Subculture

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The Evolution of Hip-hop Subculture
When people hear the word Hip-hop, many think of African American youth who rebel against authority, spray paint walls, twerk, breakdance, and rap lyrics. Although some of these stereotypes may be true, but there is deeper meaning behind this. Hip-hop conveys a message or tell a story about the feelings and the constant struggles and the slow evolving successes of black youth in America. In order to understand the culture of Hip-hop one must define Hip-hop first. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary Hip-hop is “stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap” (Webster). However, Hip-hop subculture is a lifestyle with its own language, unique fashion, music, and mindset that is continually evolving. Hip-hop is popular today because of its universal appeal worldwide, because of its ability to be highly imitative, and last but not least, because it is literally everywhere. The subculture four main defining activates are disc-jockeying breakdancing graffiti art and rapping.
Hip-hop started at a birthday party in the recreation room of an apartment building in the west Bronx, New York City. The location of that birthplace was 1520 Sedgwick Avenue. (History .com staff). The man behind this historic party was DJ Kool Herc better known as the founder of hip hop.DJ Kool was born Jamaica in 1955 but he moved to New York in 1971. He was known for innovated previous turn-table techniques into new-school recording and…

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