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Hip Hop is an art form that includes deejaying rapping breakdancing and graffiti art Hip Hoporiginated in the South Bronx section of New York City around the mid 1970s It been strongfor years in black and Puerto Rican communities in New York and has recently started gainingsuccess from widespread exposure A large part of Hip Hop is rapping the origination of this getsits roots from a Jamaican art form known as toasting Artists like James Brown The Last Poetsand Gil Scott Heron along with many others and a popular black activist H Rap Brown havehelped influence rap to its present form The art of Deejaying another large part of hip hop wasbrought about by Grand Master Flash and Grand Wizard Theodore The widespread of it is due inmuch part to Rock It by Herbie Hancock and Buffalo Gals by Malcolm MacLarensOne of todays most popular groups is three white guys from New York know worldwideas the Beastie Boys The Beastie Boys were originally a few guys named Mike DiamondMike DAdam YauchMCA John Berry now of Thwig and a female drummer named KateSchellenbach now of Lucious Jackson They originally started out as an underground punk bandin 1981 IN 1982 they released a 7 inch EP Polly Wog Stew in the Indie Rat Cage This gainedlittle attention That same year they met Adam HorovitzAd Rock who was in the band TheYoung and the Useless By 1983 Kate and John had left the band and Horovitz joined They thenreleased the rap record Cookie Puss on a 12 inch single The record was based on a prank call thegroup made to Carvel Ice Cream the single was an underground hit and lead the band to leavepunk and turned their focus towards hip hop In 1984 they joined the newly formed Def JamRecord label In late 1986 they released their first album License to Ill it became the biggestselling rap album of the 80s In 1988 they left Def Jam
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