The Hip Hop Lifestyle Essay

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Hip hop is a lifestyle with its own language, dress, music and way of thinking that is continuously shifting. Each of the four elements also have a language, dress, music and way of thinking, but they are much closer to each other than to any culture. Now days because break dancing and graffiti has gone mainly underground the words 'rap' and 'hip hop' have been used. bit should be noted that all four elements of hip hop culture still exists. They've just evolved onto new levels. Hip hop was first used by Africa Bambatta (Godfather of Hip-Hop culture, Father of the Electric Funk sound, founder of the Universal Zulu Nation, visionary, historian, and the Master of Records) back in the early 80’s to describe the culture which …show more content…
Hip hop became popular because it offered young urban New Yorkers a chance to freely express themselves. More importantly , it was an art form accessible to anyone. You didn’t spend a lot of money to do this perfection. The first known example of what is how known as hip hop dance was in 1960, when don Campbell became well known street dancer in Los Angles invited a dance called Campbellock. Break dancing an art form, each b-girl and b-boy have their own unique style and way of approaching the dance. Breaking takes great dedication and energy as well as stamina. Rap also became popular because it offered unlimited challenges. There is always someone out there better than you, someone out there better than you. You had to strive to beat. There are no real set rules,except to be original and to rhyme on the beat of music. Modern day music finds immediate roots in the “toasting” (“ where they can see who's system is louder”) In 1970's Jamaican DJ incorporate his Jamaican style Dj'ing which involved reciting improved rhymes.
The first known example of what is known as hip hop dance was in 1960 when Don campbellock became well known street dancer in LA invited a dance called “Campbellock”. Shortly after in 1970's “Grandfather started to DJ'ing. A group called Zulu Nation. As the scene grew , block parties became popular. It is interesting to note the music being played

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