What is Hip Hop?
Hip hop music (also referred to as rap or rap music) is a style
of popular music which came into existence in roughly the mid '70s
but became a large part of modern day pop culture in the late '80s.
It consists of two main components: rapping (MCing) and DJing
(audio mixing and scratching). Along with breakdancing and graffiti
(tagging), these compose the four elements of hip hop, a cultural
movement that was initiated by inner-city youth, mostly African
Americans in New York City, in the early 1970s. In 2006, rap music
was the second-most popular form of music in the United States
after classical music. Typically, hip hop music consists of one or
more rappers who tell semi-autobiographic tales, often relating to
a fictionalized counterpart, in an intensely rhythmic lyrical form
making abundant use of techniques like assonance, alliteration, and
rhyme. The rapper is accompanied by an instrumental track, usually
referred to as a "beat", performed by a DJ, created by a producer,
or one or more instrumentalists. This beat is often created using a
sample of the percussion break of another song, usually a funk or
soul recording. In addition to the beat other sounds are often
sampled, synthesized, or performed. Sometimes a track can be
instrumental, as a showcase of the skills of the DJ or producer.
Hip hop began in The Bronx, located in New York City, when DJs
began isolating the percussion break from funk and disco songs. The
early role of the MC was to introduce the DJ and the music and to
keep the audience excited. MCs began by speaking between songs,
giving exhortations to dance, greetings to audience members, jokes
and anecdotes. Eventually this practice became more stylized and
became known as rapping. By 1979 hip hop had become a commercially
popular music genre and began to enter the American mainstream. In
the 1990s, a form of hip hop called gangsta rap became a major part
of American music, causing significant controversy over lyrics
which were perceived as promoting violence, terrorism ,
promiscuity, drug use and misogyny. Nevertheless, by the beginning
of the 2000s, hip hop was a staple of popular music charts and was
being performed in many styles across the world. Raps origins are
extremely controversial. Its safe to say, however, that it
originated in New York, in the early to mid '70s, and was inspired
by African American styles of music, among other things.
the hip hop have dance by rap music cause the other people like the rap music. they might like the hard dance by hip hop dance.
It started around 1977 or 1978 with reggae dub type hip hop FYI: This is untrue. I notice that a lot of people are trying to take credit for hip hop and its origins. Reggae is not hip hop no matter what type of reggae it is. Reggae is reggae. Dont get me wrong, i love reggae music but it is not hip hop. Hip Hop is Hip Hop. I suggest you research the Last…
Answer No. It is a style of music, closer to "rap" as opposed to "classical". I must make a correction: HIP HOP is a registered religion. it was regisstered with congress since 2006. It has been excepted by the united nations as a culture. The tmple of hip hop was founded in 2008. This Year, KRSone has published the new Hip Hop Bible. called the Gospel of Hip hop. and He preaches in the temple…