The Birth Of Hip Hop

1695 Words Dec 11th, 2015 7 Pages
Many of people may be unaware of the fact that the birth of hip-hop was actually in 1520 on Sedgwick Avenue. DJ Kool Herc was acknowledging as the founding father of hip-hop at the time because of his unique ear of hearing and creating different music. It’s very rare that people will mention this because at the time hip-hop wasn’t a force in the music industry until the late 1990’s. It’s been approximately 30 years since the pertinent genre was actually recognized for its production in the music business. Over the time, hip-hop became legendary not only in the United States but also worldwide, which eventually led to many opportunities of exposure. Brand managers saw it as an opportunity to use hip-hop to advertise products because the amount of publicity it received. Movies, magazines, radio stations, and commercials were all great promoting tools; but was fashion the most effective of them all? Did fashion increase the relevance of hip-hop? What would hip-hop be without fashion? I find all three questions important but yet rhetorical because without fashion you have no image, which is now one of the most important traits to have when being a hip-hop star. Trends like baggy pants, high-top fades, shell toe Adidas, starter jackets, and skinny leather sweat suits are what makes the hip-hop culture unique and different form other genres. Iconic trends similar to those are what kept me modeling in the mirror trying to mimic famous hip-hop artist until no one could tell the…

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