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The Evolution Of Hip Hop When you hear the phrase Hip-Hop music dancing rapping often come to mind Well its all of that and moreHip-Hop is a culture According to Websters dictionary culture is defined as the concepts habits skills arts instruments institutions etc of a given people in a given period civilization One artist defined Hip-Hop as a set of expressions in vocalization instrumentation dancing and the visual arts More specifically hip hop is a combination of graffiti break dancing djing and mcing also known as rapping that creates a lifestyle with its own language style of dress music and mind set thats continuously evolving Most of these art forms originated in New York City Major credit is given to a man named DJ Kool Herc who along with others started the Hip-Hop culture in the south Bronx Herc moved from Jamaica to the West Bronx area of New York Hercs initial style incorporated a lot of Jamaican style but New Yorkers were not into reggae yet He then adapted his style by chanting over the instrumental portion of the songs Herc was then credited for developing a style of Djing that emphasized rhythm and sound After DJ Kool Herc began rapping the other forms of the culture began to show For example art has been drawn on walls since the beginning of time but a new type of graffiti wall art came of the hip hop culture in the late 1960s and early 1970s when Hip-Hop was thought to have begun Although teenagers were scribbling their names on walls signs and other places since the 1950s more and more kids began to write after a young messenger literally made his mark on society in the early 70s TAKI put his name everywhere he went and on every surface he could find New York Citys subway walls and ten car trains started to become the perfect place for kids to get their name
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