DJ Jazzy Jeffwho is also a record producermanipulating a record turntable in England in In the s, an underground urban movement known as "hip hop" began to develop in the Bronx, New York City. It focused on emceeing or MCing over "breakbeats," house parties and neighborhood block party events, held outdoors.
Two to four minute sessions Subject Areas: In this lesson, students will: Define hip-hop and describe its four main elements. Become familiar with the roots of hip-hop music and culture, in socio-economic and geographic context. Think, write, and speak intelligently about the differences between mainstream popular rap and hip-hop as a culture.
Expressing and supporting opinions in writing and discussion; analytical listening; critical thinking; public speaking; independent research Materials: Introduction Write these quotes on the board: Have the students write for five minutes straight in reaction to the quote.
Afterward, everyone shares what they wrote.
Ask students to leave names off their papers, then collect them and randomly pass the papers back out so each student reads one out loud. Use this activity to get students talking about what they know about hip-hop.
Questions to guide this conversation could be: Do Hip hop behavior like hip-hop? Why or why not? Why do you think hip-hop started? What are the stereotypes about hip-hop?
What role does the media play in teaching us about hip-hop? Where did hip-hop come from? Who invented hip-hop, and under what conditions? Does hip-hop bring people together, or does it divide them? Do you agree or disagree with him? In what way did Afrika Bambaataa create a culture?
How do popular definitions of hip-hop differ from the way artists in the documentaries define hip-hop? At house parties and community centers DJs mixed songs from different records together.
They started extending short drum breaks into longer dance mixes by switching between record decks.
Bronx DJs experimented with touching and moving vinyl records with their hands. They also used electronic sounds coming from other places, like Europe. The South Bronx was a poor neighborhood isolated from the rest of New York. One factor in this isolation was construction of the Cross Bronx Expressway, which created a scenery of rubble in neighborhoods it ran through.
Young people of color found their own way to make these bleak surroundings positive and beautiful. They spray-painted and danced on cardboard they laid on the ground. Hip-hop parties were positive alternatives to gang violence. The story of Afrika Bambaataa—for example, his life-changing trip to Africa that resulted in his name change and his efforts to transform the South Bronx community—shows how the emergence of hip-hop is connected to identity, race, and place.
Reformed gang member Bambaataa defined the four elements of the hip-hop scene. The four elements of hip-hop culture are: DJing — The art of spinning records at a dance party, picking out songs in a crowd-pleasing sequence.
Also the art of touching and moving records with your hands. Cutting using volume control to drop in a section of music from one turntable into music from another turntable and scratching the sound a DJ makes by putting his hand on the record and rubbing the vinyl under the needle in time with the music are two popular DJing techniques.
Breakdancing — A style of dancing that includes gymnastic moves, head spins, and backspins. Young people who were into dancing to the breaks at Bronx parties started calling themselves B-boys and B-girls, and their style of dancing came to be known as breakdancing. B-boys, B-girls, and members of the Zulu Nation made breakdancing popular.
Graffiti — Visual art, an expression of youth culture and rebellion in public spaces. It has evolved into elaborate scripts, color effects, and shading. Eventually the term was used to describe rappers.
Rapping is the art of saying rhymes to the beat of music.What is Hip Hop? Hip hop speaks in a voice that is sometimes gruff, sometimes enraged, sometimes despairing, sometimes hopeful. Hip hop is the voice of forgotten streets laying claim to the high life of rims and timbs and threads and bling.
Dec 10, · Sugarhill Gang’s single “Rapper’s Delight,” the first hip-hop song widely heard outside of the Bronx, was pretty funny. The many boasts and anecdotes unleashed during its fourteen. Hip-hop exploded into popular consciousness at the same time as the music video, and rappers were soon all over MTV, reinforcing in images the ugly world portrayed in rap lyrics.
Video after video features rap stars flashing jewelry, driving souped-up cars, sporting weapons, angrily gesticulating at the camera, and cavorting with interchangeable, mindlessly gyrating, scantily clad women. It is being reported that Stevie J will be fired from Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta after he allegedly attacked Erica Mena at the reunion taping.
Through Hip Hop Public Health, we’re changing the way youth understand healthy living. We use hip-hop music and innovative media tools to create programs that . LeBron James’ love for music is well documented.
Every now and then we can see him vibing to new tracks on his Instagram, and now he has teamed up with Apple Music for a track, women-only playlist: “The Strongest.” “I believe that African American women are some of the strongest people on earth.