a brief history of hip hop

A Brief History of Hip-Hop – Part 2 Rap is Born

February 8, 2008

Read The Introduction, and Part 1 Part 2 – Rap is Born In the mid 1970s, DJs still owned the parties and were held in reverence. DJs such as Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, and Grand Master Flash quickly became legends. They all strove to improve [Keep Reading]

A Brief History of Hip-Hop – Part 1 The DJ

February 7, 2008

Read The Introduction It is hard to define the exact time that hip-hop was created. There are so many influences that came together to form the culture and many of them far pre-date hip-hop. Where did it come from? It was born out of dancing and the [Keep Reading]

An Introduction to Hip-Hop Culture

January 31, 2008

Culture is defined in the Webster’s Dictionary as “the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group.” Hip-Hop is a way of life for a certain group of people. It has unique rules and customs that [Keep Reading]
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