Over the past 20 years, Hip hop has been growing and dominating many music charts worldwide.
Referring to Hip hop, many people will immediately think of the music and its powerful dances. However, hip hop culture is not only about music and dancing, Hip hop includes many different aspects of life and diverse forms of art such as: Graffity, Fashion, Beatbox, DJ, Rapping, etc.
Hip hop culture has a very attractive development history, and here are 6 things about Hip hop that you may not know.
Hip hop’s birthday
Hip-hop is a genre of music and cultural trend dating back to the 1970s in the Bronx, New York. This culture comes from and grows in ‘ghetto’ areas (usually the concentrated housing of the poor, people of color, often associated with many social evils and gangs).
On August 11, 1973, Hip hop was born at a vibrant party in the Bronx, New York, at a birthday party for 16-year-old Jamaican boy Clive Campbell. The birth of Hip hop is marked by DJ Kool Herc using 2 turntables to create a “scratch” effect (scratching disc), creating fun and ear-beat melodies, making all guests have to Dancing to the music during the party.
If you didn’t know, last year (2017) Google celebrated the 44th anniversary of Hip hop’s birthday on its homepage by designing a Graffity-style logo and mini game that allowed users to transform into a DJ. – Disc Jockey, who holds the soul of the party.
The most popular music of Hip hop is not Rap music
In many people’s minds, Hip hop is often associated with Rap. However, the deepest popular recording in Hip hop is some vague songs from the recording box of DJ Herc such as: “Discover Just Begun – Jimmy Castor Bunch”; “Apachel – Incredible Bongo Band”; or “Take Me To The Mardi Gras – Bob James”.
The rhythms and beatings of these songs became extremely popular and modeled for many other songs during the “golden age” of rap (about 1986 to 1993).
The word “Hip hop” was invented accidentally
The father of the name of the impressive culture is Keith “Cowboy” Wiggins – one of the first MCs, and a member of the Grandmaster Flash and Furious Five.