DJ Kool Herc

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  • Hip Hop: The Golden Age Of Rap

    The Golden age of Hip Hop began on August 11,1973 and was generally the first in New York South Bronx. It started in a party where Dj Kool Herc used his turntables and got the people to party. Dj Kool Herc knew that to have a party going the mic was important because thats what got the people pumped. So young African Americans started to rap. SInce that day ,it was embraced by young African American men who invented new music using turntables to epress themselves and express their culture. It was a period varying frames during the 1980 and 1990. In the 1980s and 1990s rap was more about diversity, quality and influence. The music was made by beats, rock, p-funk, jazz, R&B and diss raps. Rap began as a ability of skills the rapper has. Those…

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  • What Is Hip Hop Music?

    Hip hop is a very popular type of music. The music was so vast that it has developed its own culture! It has developed a lot over the years. The story started on August 11, 1973 on 1520, Sedgwick Avenue. DJ Kool Herc, a building resident, was entertaining at his sister’s back- to- school party. He tried something new on his turntable- he extended the instrumental beat (breaking) to let people dance longer (break dancing) and began rapping during the extended break dancing. This had never been…

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  • Hip Hop African American Culture Analysis

    In the book, Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop, Chang makes a point to address how Kool Herc’s style was so popular that many DJ’s and crews came to adopt his style. This provides an excellent example of how what mainstream culture was viewed. It was as if DJ Kool Herc’s style was almost copied and pasted onto an entirely brand new age of youth. This has been the central point of my argument, and now can be comparatively viewed with the beginning of Hip-Hop also influencing the youth, the only difference…

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  • Social Issues In Hip Hop

    It was was created to show the limitation of movements and discuss the realities of life for the black society within ghettos. In “Worker City, Company Town” written by Daniel Walkowitz notes that, “the obliteration of over 60,000 homes and city jobs which displaced 60,000 employees greatly affected the African & African Diasporic communities of the South Bronx. With issues with housing, public services, the shrinking job opportunity due to the industrializing city, caused the Artist such as Dj…

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  • Protestant Ethic And The Spirit Of Capitalism Analysis

    He would discuss how the increased divisions of labor that goes into how hip-hop music is made, produced, and distributed illustrates how art is a collective entity. Becker would want to focus on how hip-hop’s first MC, Coke La Rock and the only DJ he worked with DJ Kool Herc and the very minimal divisions of labor compared to how many artists have now. Coke La Rock and DJ Kool Herc did their first performance at Herc’s sister’s birthday party. DJ Kool Herc had turntables, speakers, and music…

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  • Meek Mill's Song, In My Bag

    The interviewee, Sam, stated his favorite genre of popular music is rap. Sam was introduced to rap in middle school so roughly in 2009-2010. Although Sam was first introduced to rap in 2009-2010 the word rap has been around for quite some time (Mize para. 2). Originally, rap meant to strike or to hit(Mize para. 2) However, in the 1960’s it began to pop up in the black community and was used as a slang word to mean that someone was talking or having a conversation (Mize para. 2). DJ Kool Herc is…

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  • Gangsta Rap Vs. New School Hip Hop

    More than a century before rap exploded o­nto the American music scene, West African musicians were telling stories rhythmically, with just the beat of a drum. Meanwhile, folk artists from the Caribbean Islands were also telling stories in rhyme. Indeed, these singing poets from Africa and the Caribbean lay the foundation for modern-day American rap music("The Birth of Rap: A Look Back."). DJ Kool Herc, a Jamaican immigrant, was one of the first to introduce rap into America (Kurutz, Steve).…

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  • The History Of Hip Hop

    was born in Bronx, New York City. The style of music, hip hop has roots in other forms, and its evolution was shaped by many different artists and came to life precisely on this day. DJ Kool Herc had been using and refining his break-beat style for the better part of a year. However put him before his biggest crowd ever and with the most powerful sound system he’d ever worked. Hip-bounce music is for the most part considered to have been spearheaded in New York 's South Bronx in 1973 by…

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  • Negative Influences Of The Music Industry

    Music generations before now has changed and been advanced because of certain technology methods created. If we look back during the early sixties there was a tribe known as the Griot which would tell stories through music and have been doing it for the past hundreds of years (Ayazi-Hashjin,18). Music to them was more than just a recreational activity, it would compliment the rhythm of life (Ayazi-Hashjin,12). The music of the Griots had transformed or evolved into rapping or also known as…

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  • Hip Hop Culture In America

    black nationalism with new dimension (Chang 23-24). Rastafarians adopted Burru drumming as an ode to African heritage, whose repeater style was later recreated in DJ performances. Rastafarian culture and music necessitated the emergence of an optimistic style of expression. Lee “Scratch” Perry and Max Romeo were among the most influential musicians in this new style, reggae. Romeo’s “War In A Babylon” painted Kingston as the Babylon of Jamaica in its destruction: “I man satta on the mountaintop/…

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