Lesson 11: Hip Hop

This week though we’re going to focus on the early history one of America’s most extraordinary and most innately rhythmic inventions–‘”OLD SCHOOL” HIP HOP. “I said a hip hop the hippie the hippie to the the hip hip hop, a you don’t stop….”

Hip hop. Yeah, boy!

HIP HOP HISTORY: “Many histories of hip hop have been written since the first b-boy upped his first uprock, and while almost each has its own claim as to who was the first, who was the best and who made the old sound new, most agree on a few pivotal figures without which hip hop would never have formed….”

THE PILLARS OF HIP HOP: “Hip hop historians sometimes disagree about the exact numbers of “pillars” of hip hop, but all agree there are core elements and principles that unite the culture. We’ll go with five….”

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