Rap And Hip Hop

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When we think of hip hop do we think of the dance or do we think of the music? More often than not we think of the music industry when someone says hip hop. however hip hop music was created with the dance.

Both were created in the 1970’s by the African American and Puerto Rican people in New York. The music originally incorporated the Rhythms of salsa, Afro conga, bongo drums, jazz and funk and became more popular outside of the African American community around the 1980’s. Although some people think of rap/hip hop as vulgar and unnecessary however it has a very strong impact on a lot of people because it does in fact teach some valuable lessons and talks about how hard it is to be raised in a bad environment but to
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I think the most important thing is to keep an open mind. The great fashion industry has taken over the hip hop culture and evolved over time. People like Ralph lauren, Calvin Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger tapped into hip hop culture and gave very little in return. It first consisted of baggy shirts, sagging pants and jerseys. Then people like Jay-Z linked up with brands like louis vuitton to create their own fashion lines. The clothes got tighter, classically fashionable and much more expensive. Clothing will always evolve with the dancers and music to fit the style of that era. Hip Hop dancing has multiple different styles that can be put together or left alone to form a unique dance. There is Break, Popping, Locking, Krumping, Freestyle and Novelty. Break was the first hip hop dance and is classified as one of the five pillars of hip hop culture. It was created in the 1970’s and made popular by the dance crews. Dance crews were sometimes called B-Boys as in break boys and B-Girls as in break girls. It was practiced in both studios and on the streets. The dance was created in New York and incorporated dances from african and latino communities.

There are so many different styles of hip hop dance. There is break, popping, locking, freestyle or improvisational, and novelty or fad. popping has many styles within that category such as animation, animatronics boogaloo bopping crazy legs dime stopping lowrider floating gliding and

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