D. J. Herc: The Invention Of Hip Hop Dance

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D.J. Herc was born in Kingston, Jamaica. When He moved to New York in 1967 he invented "Breaking” Breaking was when he would play two records of the same song at the same time and he would only play the rhythms. Playing the rhythms of rock and funk songs made it easier for people to dance. Hip Hop Dance started largely as a competitive dance in Brooklyn.

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