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Hip- Hop Digital Book

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1: Hip Hop music is related to the griots of West Africa, traveling singers and poets whose musical style is reminiscent of hip hop. Some griot traditions came with slaves to the new world. | The most important direct influence on the creation of hip hop music is the Jamaican style of toasting. Toasting is the act of talking or chanting over a rhythm or beat. this was initially developed in Jamaica during the 1960's.

2: In the 1970's and 1980's the term MC( short for Master of Ceremonies, and sometimes misrendered emcee) was generally associated with what is now | called rapping in hip hop music. MC has also sometimes been reported to stand for Microphone Controller, but this | appears to be a backronym. This uncertainty over the letters' expansion may however be evidence.

3: A disc jockey (sometimes DJ or deejay) is an individual who selects and plays pre- recorded music for the enjoyment of others. There are so many things that a DJ has to do to keep his crowd happy and dancing. There is Audio Mixing and there is Slip- Cueing. There is also Phrasing and Beat Juggling and Scratching. Like I said there is a lot of cool things a DJ does.

4: Graffiti goes as far back as during World War II when someone wrote "Kilroy was here" | in a startling number of places in our country and abroad. | This was a huge thing for people and now it has become awesome art.

5: The most basic breakdance moves are the 6- step and toprock. The rest of the dance is founded around these two elements. Dancers usually begin by toprocking, and then continue by doing down to the floor and preforming a 6- step or a 4- step that may be heavily 'teched' (variated).

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  • Title: Hip- Hop Digital Book
  • 1. Origins of Hip-Hop/Geographical Overview 2. MCing 3. DJing including information about DJ Kool Herc 4. Graffiti Art 5. Breakdancing
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  • Published: over 9 years ago