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Hip hop is a form of musical expression and artistic culture that originated in African-American and Latino communities during the 1970s in New York City, specifically the Bronx. DJ Afrika Bambaataa outlined the four pillars of hip hop culture: MCing, DJing, breaking and graffiti writing. Other elements include beatboxing. Since its emergence from the South Bronx, hip hop culture has spread around the world. Hip hop music first emerged with disc jockeys creating rhythmic beats by looping breaks (small portions of songs emphasizing a percussive pattern) on two turntables, more commonly referred to as sampling. This was later accompanied by “rap”, a rhythmic style of chanting or poetry presented in 16 bar measures or time frames, and beatboxing, a vocal technique mainly used to imitate percussive elements of the music and various technical effects of hip-hop DJ’s. An original form of dancing and particular styles of dress arose among fans of this new music. These elements experienced considerable refinement and development over the course of the history of the culture. Hip hop originated, by most accounts, in the late 60s with Clive Campbell, also known as DJ Kool Herc. In fact, Herc is the person that brought the first hip-hop music to the Bronx […]
1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, New York
The Watts Club Mozambique was established in 1969 by Detroiter Cornelius Watts to showcase local talent.
8406 Fenkell St Detroit, Michigan 48238
J Dilla’s Basement is where Slum Village, Pete Rock, D’Angelo, Jazzy Jeff and Erykah Badu Crafted Their Styles
J Dilla aka Jay Dee crafted his style from about 1992 to 1997 in this basement. His studio gave birth to a revolutionary approach to hip-hop production.
3103 East Nevada Street, Detroit, Michigan
State of The Union bar was a lounge and live performance venue in North West DC, on the historic “U Street Corridor”.
1357 U Street NW Washington DC, DC 20009
Greene St Recording Studios Was Key To The Hip Hop Landscape In The 90sGreene St Recording Studio Was Legendary
Learn more about Greene St. Recording Studios and it role in recording the golden years of NY hip hop in the 90’s
112 Greene Street, ny, ny
The Record Plant, Sausalito was the location of some of the most successful & popular recordings in music history.
2200 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
Bert’s Marketplace has been a music hotspot in Detroit’s Eastern Market for over a quarter of a century.
2727 Russell St. Detroit, Michigan