Hip hop is an artisitc culture that had orginiated in Urban communities during the 1970's in New York City. It is also defined by four elements: Rapping, Djing/scratching, sampling and beatboxing.

Hip hop was characterized by the block parties that were held. The block parties featured music, dancing and graffiti in the black neighborhhoods.

Not only was Old School Hip Hop exclusive towards the black culture but also latinos. Today is hip hop is more of a male-oriented genre.


The beginning of hip hop was a symbol for change. The people credited for that are DJ Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaata, the founders.








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