Hip Hop And Hip Rap Music

1144 Words Nov 7th, 2014 5 Pages
Hip hop music has delivered messages of freedom of expression, unity, peace, and protest against social injustices, for the past 30 years. But exactly when and where did it begin, and what impact has it had on our society? The hip hop beats created by DJs in the 70s actually sparked what is now known as hip hop culture. Hip hop culture originally included rapping, break dancing, graffiti, beat boxing, and looping and scratching, and has now includes urban clothing and cars, speech patterns and slang, and movement styles. In the early 70s, in New York 's South Bronx, the music genre of hip hop was born. The man behind its birth was Clive Campbell, aka DJ Kool Herc, who was from Kingston, Jamaica. DJ Kool Herc began to use two turntables to bring out the parts of the song that people liked best, and he rapped along to encourage break dancing. Before the 1980s, hip hop music was mainly seen within the United States. However, during the 1980s, it began its spread and became a part of the popular music scene in many other countries. The popularity of hip hop music continued through the 1990s and 2000s. Dr. Dre and Eminem were two of the most successful rappers at that time. Hip hop influences also found their way into pop during this period mainly through the mid-2000s. Rappers such as Kanye West and Jay Z also began to become popular in the mid-2000s. Hip Hop and Rap was mainly created because of the different style of music and beat it gave. Before this genre of music began,…

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