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Afro American people have always used verbal or the oral tradition to convey history As Afro Americans used these traditions they started to use more and more entertaining words and making the story more animated Did you know that this is the first time that Hip Hop came to be Back in the days of slavery when slaves were on the plantation singing spiritual songs they were using a form of rap music How you may ask These slaves had no instruments they used beats from any object that they got their hands on Whatever was on the slaves minds they sung about Sometimes they would sing about being free like the bird They would also sing about going back home While they were on the porch or in the back yard other slaves would join in and add their two cents Much like the hip hop-rap music of today After some raps other person starts to take over Hip Hop music is also in the black church How so you may ask The call and response of the preacher The preacher calls out and says church can I get an Amen and the church response with the amen Like today when a rap artist yells out give me a ho ho and the audiences shouts back with a ho ho But you may be saying that what does this has to do with the hip hop music that I know of today Well there is a DJ from Kingston Jamaica who moved to New York City and started reciting rhymes over the instrumental versions of records So being that most instrument versions were very short this early DJ started using a mixer to make the instrumental versions longer The mixer would allow for the instrumental part to be played over and over again At some parties in the early 70s many people thought that an actual song did last for 15 minutes
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