THE HISTORY OF HIPHOP DANCE(PART 2)

Memorable milestones in the development of Hiphop Dance

1969: Don Campbell – A famous street dancer in Los Angeles – created the dance he called “Campbellock”. It is the precursor to the dance we call Hiphop dance today.

1971: Established The Lockers, created with Don Campbell and Toni Basil. They are pioneers in the street dance movement, contributing greatly to the formation and development of Locking.

1975: The real Hiphop dance started in New York.

1977: Rock Steady Crew and Electric Boogaloos were born – the first Hiphop groups in history, specializing in Break Dance (Rock Steady Crew) and Popping (Electric Boogaloos).

1979: “The Warriors“: the first movie about Hiphop culture.

1980: The High Times Crew dance group was arrested for organizing illegal Break Dance dancing in a subway station in Washington Heights.

1982: “Wild Style”: The first Hiphop movie meets 4 elements of Hiphop culture at that time: DJ, Graffiti, MC, Break Dance. The actors in the film are real artists in real life.

The first International Hiphop tour is in Europe including artists: Bambaataa, Fab 5, Rammellzee, GrandMixer DXT (DST) & The Infinity Rappers, Rock Steady Crew, Double Dutch Girls, & Graffiti Artists Phase 2, Futura , & Dondi. Also from here, Hiphop culture began to grow and spread quickly in Europe and Asia.

1980s – 1990s: Hiphop appeared in the clubs / discos / dance floors, etc. Begin to form formal and informal competitions in the Hiphop dancers community, also From here “Dance Battle” becomes an indispensable part of Hiphop culture.

2005: Youtube was born and with the strong development of Internet, social networks / communication channels, Hiphop dominates on music videos, dancing competitions and the trend of youth worldwide.

Hiphop is a type of art that appears later than other art styles but it has a tremendous spread. That is because the dance in hip hop is quite liberal, free to allow the dancers to create, express themselves without being restrained and uncomfortable.

THE HISTORY OF HIPHOP DANCE (PART 1)

Hiphop’s general information

Hiphop is a musical genre and cultural movement that has appeared since the 1970s in the Bronx, New York. The history of hiphop comes and grows in ghetto areas (often the concentration of poor, colored people, associated with many social evils and gangs).

Hiphop is a combination of two slang words: hip and hop. The meaning of the word “Hip” is understood as “cool”, is a way of saying “cool” in the context of something very good or interesting. The word “Hop” represents a dance movement back then, when dancers moved from one point to another.

Along with Graffiti art, Break Dance, Rap and its own unique fashion style, Hiphop has become a wave of African-American dominant culture and Hispanic community in the 80s. Hiphop is gradually defined itself more accurate in 1982, when Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force published an electro-funk track called “Planet rock”, which included simple rap pieces combined with the disco rhythm.

Between 1982 and 1985, there were a lot of Hiphop-related films that were released and contributed to spreading Hiphop culture farther from New York City, quickly appearing in Europe and Asia and become the premise of a global culture like today.

Hiphop Dance

Compared to many other types of dancing, Hiphop Dance has a relatively short history, just starting from the 1970s onwards. Hiphop Dance is a dance set formed and synthesized from many different genres, the most basic are from Breaking (Break Dance), Popping and Locking – genres derived from the black American community and Latin America in the 70s.

During more than 30 years, 3 genres: Breaking, Popping, Locking has maintained the position of “pioneer” and is a solid foundation for anyone who wants to study Hiphop Dance or learn about the history of hiphop.

The most influential and typical dance groups for these 3 genres are Rock Stedy Crew (Breaking), The Lockers (Locking) & Electric Boogaloos (Popping).

Hip-Hop Culture: Strong influence and mixed opinions (Part 1)

Look at the positive issue: Many opportunities open for Hip-Hop

Sometimes, we focus too much on the Underground or Overground concepts and forget a message, an equally important mission of Hip-Hop, that is: Inspiration.

Talk about the realities of society, the views in love, friendship etc… but if you keep hiding it, who can sympathize with you? Don’t forget that expressing personality is also part of Hip-Hop culture. So if your colors are recognized by everyone and the public is welcome, be proud.

The opening of Hip-Hop has brought many opportunities for young talents. The music moisturizing series has brought glory to stars. A lot of talent search programs were born, creating an opportunity for the bright, outstanding Hip-Hop artist. Thereby, Hip-Hop talents also play the role of inspiring, spreading fire and street quality to young people. They are the people who always uphold the individual ego with different styles of music, freedom but equally meaningful and extremely emotional.

In Europe, rap first appeared in public because it is less violent. European youth have imitated America in organizing rapping parties in English. In the UK, around the 1980s, hip hop developed with the majority but still had the influence of American style, later there was the distillation and make the difference. While hip hop in the United States often comes from a shortage of large numbers of people of color, it is written in the UK by rappers who have a fairly full life in a cultural environment with different regions and lifestyles. From England, hip hop spread throughout Europe into the culture of a multi-ethnic generation, wanting to adapt and find their lives in society.

For Asia, hip hop is perceived as a different form than Europe and America, which is caused by cultural and social differences. In Asia there is no bad racism, but in addition to the Asian way of thinking, the nature of rap here is not anger, but more about the tendency of young people to express themselves. Dress style is also somewhat stylistic, more about performance.

Hip hop, in the process of spreading all over the world, has changed in the direction it passes. Still on the basic background is the attraction of art in hip hop culture, but the content hidden inside is transformed to suit individual circumstances of each continent and country.

Hip-Hop Culture: Strong influence and mixed opinions (Part 1)

Among the extremely diverse young culture, Hip-Hop is still the name with its own unique characteristics and increasingly proves the influence and widespread in the community. The idea that it will make Hip-Hop believers proud, but there are still completely opposite ideas.

Hip-Hop culture and the pride of young people

Freedom – personality – diversity … is just one of many phrases that can be used to describe Hip-Hop. Around the time of the 90s, the art forms were forced to make the audience flinch, until Hip-Hop appeared as a new light for the younger generation of individuals.

Continuing to develop in the 2000s, Hip-Hop officially became the playing field for real “rule-breakers”. The most obvious is the music field: Hip-Hop completely breaks the words, escaping the framed rhymes in other music genres. To express the rebellion and personality of teenagers, surely no companion is more suitable than Hip-Hop.

Since the beginning of the 2010s, this culture has developed almost to the utmost. Not only appearing in music and charting charts, Hip-Hop activities also spread to other areas such as dancing, fashion, sports and especially advertising. The combination of brands and underground stars has created successful, memorable campaigns.

Hip-Hop is Underground, shouldn’t Overground?

It is the strong and individual personality that has brought Hip-Hop culture to a new height, known and welcomed by the public as a part of Vietnamese showbiz in particular and internationally. This makes many believers in the “religion” proud, but besides that there are still many ideas that are completely opposite.

“I think the nature of Hip-Hop is Underground, we belong to an underground world, silently separating ourselves from the entertainment world. We are not afraid to reflect the social situation through our own attitude lyrics. Therefore, the fact that Hip-Hop has become a part of showbiz makes me feel like it’s a special value. ” Surely you’ve heard this idea from some Hip-Hop believer?

Hip hop – One of the most strange and unique fashion styles

Hip hop is not only a trend, it is also a lifestyle, a culture, a strong affirmation of young people. And associated with that lifestyle, Hip hop fashion has been born, developed very naturally, blending into the breath of modern fashion.

First, to grasp the nature of Hiphop style, we have to understand what Hip hop is. It is not simply a trend of youth to express themselves as many people think, but behind vibrant rap music, impressive dance is a profound cultural background.

Flourishing from New York City in the 1970s, Hip hop developed based on the unique culture of black people emigrating from the Caribbean to the outskirts of New York.

Hip hop includes the old and new art fields, namely four areas: breakdance – dance genre where dancers use hands to support the body, with many twists and turns, “hard”. ; graffity – a type of painting featuring characters painted with colored paints on walls; DJ-ing and MC-ing – to stir the air; finally rapping – a rhyming verse that is quickly read on music.

And to match those artistic activities, of course, Hip hop players will create their own fashion style. Also in the flow of Hip Hop in general, Hip hop fashion first appeared in the 70s of the last century in the community of African Americans and Latinos living and working in New York City.

Around that time, Hip hop fashion was characterized by a number of familiar items such as t-shirts or t-shirts, bomber jackets, sneaker shoes, tracksuit sets (warm and wide clothes when exercising, bucket hats) , unique style belts, rings and bracelets layering pit.

Since most Hip hop culture-related activities such as dance, rap, DJ, graffity or even surfing are powerful, Hip hop costumes are usually designed in two ways: or oversize widely; or close your body for easy movement.

Hip Hop – a culture that strongly influences the fashion industry (Part 3)

There are a total of 3 groups of people who contribute to the formation and development of Hip Hop culture and fashion: those who grow up with Hip Hop culture and have no knowledge of fashion, who grow up with culture Hip Hop and have a bit of fashion knowledge, those who are influenced by Hip Hop culture and want to create fashion trends with Hip Hop.

However, there is always a debate about whether there is a link “between” culture and fashion of Hip Hop, because many people think that “Hip Hop must be Hip Hop, must be influenced. and live the Hip Hop flow rather than just transporting people to Hip Hop fashion is turning you into a person of this culture ”.

Through each creative way in the Hip Hop fashion of these 3 groups, many styles are formed. And at the present time, the most popular style that we can see is fashion brands “Hip Hop Self-recognition” and fashion followers who mix sportswear and street fashion ( streetwear) to create hip hop fashion styles.

There are quite a number of hip hop style identities, but the popularity is still a combination of “baggy” items, “rugged” shoes and accessories like different hats. In addition, rappers always create accents for their hip hop suits and big “shackles” bracelets.

At the present time, fashion brands influenced by Hip Hop are divided into two branches: the first is the streetwear brands that specialize in designing and producing products inspired by Hip Hop such as Vetements, Off-White, HBA, Rick Owens … The remaining branches are athleisure brands such as adidas, Nike, Stussy, PUMA …

The popular fashion brands are following the trend of Hip Hop as well as the trend of streetwear, the rising and growing Hip Hop has proved that Hip Hop has long been not only a music genre or a dance. Hip Hop now has a culture that has had a strong influence on the entire fashion industry and is also a trend that embraces all the nooks and crannies of fashion followers of all ages. .

Hip Hop – a culture that strongly influences the fashion industry (Part 2)

There are a total of 3 groups of people who contribute to the formation and development of Hip Hop culture and fashion: those who grow up with Hip Hop culture and have no knowledge of fashion, who grow up with culture Hip Hop and have a bit of fashion knowledge, those who are influenced by Hip Hop culture and want to create fashion trends with Hip Hop.

However, there is always a debate about whether there is a link “between” culture and fashion of Hip Hop, because many people think that “Hip Hop must be Hip Hop, must be influenced. and live the Hip Hop flow rather than just transporting people to Hip Hop fashion is turning you into a person of this culture ”.

Through each creative way in the Hip Hop fashion of these 3 groups, many styles are formed. And at the present time, the most popular style that we can see is fashion brands “Hip Hop Self-recognition” and fashion followers who mix sportswear  and street fashion ( streetwear) to create hip hop fashion styles.

There are quite a number of hip hop style identities, but the popularity is still a combination of “baggy” items, “rugged” shoes and accessories like different hats. In addition, rappers always create accents for their hip hop suits and big “shackles” bracelets.

At the present time, fashion brands influenced by Hip Hop are divided into two branches: the first is the streetwear brands that specialize in designing and producing products inspired by Hip Hop such as Vetements, Off-White, HBA, Rick Owens … The remaining branches are athleisure fashion sports brands such as Adidas, Nike, Stussy, PUMA …

The popular fashion brands are following the trend of Hip Hop as well as the trend of streetwear, the rising and growing Hip Hop has proved that Hip Hop has long been not only a music genre or a dance. Hip Hop now has a culture that has had a strong influence on the entire fashion industry and is also a trend that embraces all the nooks and crannies of fashion followers of all ages. . 3

Hip Hop – a culture that strongly influences fashion industry (Part 1)

Hip Hop music was originally formed in the 70s, by the young black music community and young Latin America, they started playing music on turntable (a regular instrument of DJs) to convey Social views through the content of the rap. One of the early rappers, LL Cool J, “fascinated” the listener with the “Hooks” melody. At the same time, there has been a trend of mixing different types of music with Hip Hop, which has created new Hip Hop genres like Rap Rock, Alternative Hip Hop, Jazz Rap …

Previously rappers often used their Hip Hop songs to express their views on the difficulties of life, racism and social imbalance. But after 30 years of formation, the modern rappers did not use words and attitude too harshly, they turned and focused on conveying how to enjoy life more. Typical examples of successful and influential Hip Hop artists in the 21st century are Wiz Khalifa, Lil ’Kim and Nicky Minaj.

After the music, dance is the second most important part of Hip Hop culture. Over time, Hip Hop choreography is influenced and introduced by other schools and styles and gradually become more formal. Until now, Hip Hop dance has been divided into many branches such as Old-school Hip Hop, Popping, Locking, Whacking, B-boying …

Over time, Hip Hop has made a big impact on the artists, many Pop singers have loved and mixed this Hip Hop in their songs. They combine with many different Hip Hop dances to add creativity and impression to attract viewers. And one thing is certain, for the performance to be perfect, the Hip Hop-style performance costume is essential!

“Hip Hop has created the most effective economic step in the music history of black and Latin people. And the fashion industry will take similar steps if it comes to the culture of Hip Hop, ”said writer Elena Romero. Hip Hop artists often perform in oversized clothes, while for Pop artists when combining Hip Hop elements into their music products, they often chose ” hybrid ” style which is the combination between skinny clothes and oversized clothes. Only after a while, it became a fashion style admired and widely shared by young people. It can be said that Hip Hop fashion is one of the hottest trends today. Not only Hip Hop fashion, right now the rising street fashion trend  is also originating from Hip Hop elements such as Hipsters style, Hippies, Punk and B-bo

Five cultures in the Hip hop world (Part 2)

3. DJing and MCing (DJ = DiscJockey – Disc player, MC = Master of Ceremony – Park Activator)

Breakdancing could not have been expanded if it was not supported by music mixers (Djing) followed by cheerleaders (Mcing). Djing, abbreviated as Dj, is a short form of Disc Jockey, only those who choose and mix mainly funk and disco music in the 1970s.

 Dj’s craft tools today are a pair of “turntables” consisting of two plastic disc players attached to an audio mixer connected to the amplifier and speakers. Djs set up clubs, creating networks of amateur players and their audiences. Sometimes, Dj is also a cheerleader (MCing – abbreviated MC: microphone controller), who is a quick speaker on the song, inviting participants to dance with the music, maintaining the atmosphere quickly and happily according to the music …

4. Rapping:

 Another component associated with Djing and Rapping, or Rap for short, is a rhyming verse that is spoken in rhythm on Dj mix music. Rap music since its formation has been associated with street language and slang (street language / urban slang).

In popular language, “rap” uses only a quick, light and soft tap, when switching to African-American slang, “rap” refers to a person with a sharp language ability, who uses language quickly, sensitively and flexibly.

Good rappers (rap singers) have cleverly combined the popular language with the slang, writing and speaking system from “chat” and texting on mobile phones to form a new language system.  They help this language system from being classified at the bottom of society, has now been acknowledged.

5. Beatbox

The Beatbox is an art form in which the performer (also known as Beatboxer) uses sounds from his mouth and voice to create drum beats, melodies, or simulations of negative forms. bars (such as drumming, percussion, human language, disk scrubbing, or other types of sounds, …)

In addition to the 5 typical cultures, Hiphop also has a strong influence on the fashion sector and causes many fluctuations in the style of dress worldwide. In the early days, Hip Hop artists often performed in oversized clothes. Only after a while, this style did not stop at performing costumes but also became a fashion style admired and widely shared by young people. There are quite a number of hip hop fashion recognition features, but the popularity is still a combination of “baggy”, “big shoes” and the combination of various accessories such as hats , hat, belt, big chain, etc…

Five cultures in the Hip Hop world (Part 1)

Have you ever known the history of Hip Hop. What is Hip hop and what does it include? And have you ever heard of 4 cultures in Hip hop?

In fact there are many misconceptions about Hip Hop. Some people think that HipHop is a version of “white people” based on the tone of “people of color” (or Latin HipHop) . Others argue that HipHop is a genre, and Rap is just a combination of rhyming through the rhythm of HipHop. But in fact Hip hop is more than just melodies, it’s a genre, it’s a whole multi-part and very impressive culture.

In the original sense, “hip” means “fashionable”, but it also has another meaning “to manage”. “Hop” is a suggestive word, expressing the leap forward, reaching out, if combined, “hiphop” implies positively about “progress and progress through intelligence and resourcefulness”.

Hip hop is derived from black culture. It was the popular American commercial culture, formed from immigrant colored people from the Caribbean to the New York suburbs. It was formed in the 1970s in New York’s Bronx subdivision and has spread throughout the world, penetrating and mixing with many different cultures, becoming a broad movement covering many areas of new and old art.

HipHop includes 4 cultures:

1. Breakdance:

The term “breakdancing” refers to the break in music and the movements associated with the music.

At first breakdance was based on jazz music by the original African and Latin American musicians. Dance break gradually developed with many complex movements and cleverly sliding to the ground called acrobatic, in which dancers often use arms and arms to support the body when turning and tumbling around in the background.

The first dance groups to use and develop this dance are Dynamic Rocker and New York City breaker. Breakdance appeared in 1969, created by James Brown and it originated from Good Foot dance.

2. Graffiti (wall art)

Graffiti originates from the words that black gangs intertwine on the wall to determine the territory of business. Gradually, they spread to public places like subway stations, train stations, etc…

From the initial signatures and the original scribbles at the beginning, currently the Graffiti art developed into 3-dimensional drawings and sophisticated patterns.

Until now, Graffiti painting appears mostly on products of HipHop culture, clothes, cars, CDs, and houses. Graffiti has never been allowed and approved by the government. Graffiti is also known as Art Crimes, which is a HipHop art, requiring people to express a risk, despite the rules.