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The History of Hip Hop

Today, Hip Hop music is one of the most popular genres, loved by young and old alike. Have you ever wondered how it started? Well, it’s quite a tale. Keep reading to discover what we learned. The Hip Hop music genre, sometimes called rap, hasn’t been around that long. Yet, its popularity grew fast due to technology and the internet, giving it worldwide exposure. Party in the Bronx A young lady from the Bronx planned a back to school party for her friends. The party went off at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, New York in the recreation room of an apartment building. Like most teenagers, Cindy wanted to throw a party to remember. She had an advantage over other party-throwers at that time, her brother Clive Campbell, who called himself DJ Kool Herc. During the party on August 11, 1973, DJ Kool Herc decided to extend one of the rhythm back beats during a song so that the kids could dance longer. He noticed that it was during these extended beat breaks that most people liked to dance, often pulling off their “special moves.” On that day, it was James Brown’s song, “Give it Up or Turn it a Loose”...

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