Week 5 The Arrival of Hip Hop Part 21. West Coast Dances Style-Dance styles that evolved independently on the West Coast from late 1960’s on are also an important part of hip hop culture.-the 1st type of professional street dance was known as “locking”2.“Locking” branched out into 5 different subgenre:-Ticking-Struttin-Popping-Boogaloo-Hittin3.-The 1983 film Flashdance was the 1stto feature break dancing and provided the West Coast dancers with their 1stlook at East coast break dancing.-A dance style that was hybrid of West and East coast style emerged.4.-A unique lexicon/argot has been an important element of African American culture going all the way to the Swing and Bepop musicians of the 1930’s and 1940’s.-Here is a glossary term where in general used prior 2000.5.Beats-Many Mc’s call the music they perform to, beast. Their producers “Make Beats”Freestyle-To vocally improvise or make up rhymes in lyrical fashion across a range of subject matter or in a “Dis-ing” fashion in battle.Flow-Describes a lyricist cadence. It is in the interaction of words with musical arrangements, with beats or the way the lyricists creates the rhythm with words, the intermingling of words with rhythmic patterns. 6.Mc:-traditionally, stood for master of ceremonies. This is the same realm of hip hop culture.Rapping- rhyming is synonymous with word rapping.Old school- reminiscent of past processes, virtues, or actions.Underground- Not mainstream/radio “real hip hop”7.Whack-describes work of poor quality, someone that is a nuisance, or that reflects a poor decision.Beef-Disagreement or conflict.
Bite-Plagiarism. Steal styles, concepts or lyrics from someone.The bomb-describing something of high quality.Crew-Organized group of writers/rappers/mcs.Def-Excellent (derived from definite)8.Dope- Excellt, of highest order.Diss-To discount, reject, or reduce.Down- Willing to participate.Dt-Plain cloths police officer or detective5-0-Slang for police (derived from the television series Hawaii 5-0)9.