1. Hip Hop’s Delivery Father
The beginning of hip-hop is credited to Clive Campbell, aka Hercules, aka DJ Kool Herc.
2. The Celebration The place It All Started
Plainly sufficient, Hip Hop started at a back-to-school occasion Herc threw on August 11, 1973. He determined to make use of two turntables to increase the instrumental parts (aka breaks) of the songs he performed, whereas individuals danced and MCs gave shoutouts over the music.
3. Earlier than It Was Known as ‘Hip Hop’
Previous to the time period ‘hip hop,’ the style of music was reportedly known as disco rap.
4. Coining Hip Hop’s Title
Variations of the time period ‘hip hop’ reportedly date again to the 1950s, however in accordance with legend, Cowboy of Grandmaster Flash and the Livid 5 used ‘hip hop’ to imitate a good friend who joined the U.S. Military. It was purported to sound just like the cadence of a marching band.
5. Break Dancing
The time period ‘break dancing’ was additionally born from Kool Herc’s ‘breakbeat’ DJ’ing. He known as the dancers ‘break boys’ (b-boys) and ‘break girls’ (b-girls). They have been described as ‘breaking’ after they danced.
Fittingly, the time period ‘breaking’ was additionally a slang phrase for getting excited.
7. Location, Location, Location
Herc’s occasion was thrown at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue within the Bronx. Right here’s a photograph of his outdated spot extra lately in 2016.