THE FRESHEST KIDS (Watch Video)-The Freshest Kids: The History of the B-Boy, 2002.WEST COAST DANCE STYLES (know)-Dance styles that evolved independentlyon the West Coast from the late 1960s on are also an important part of Hip Hop culture.-The first type of professional street dance was known as “Locking.”WEST COAST DANCE STYLES (Know)“Locking” branched out into 5 different subgenres:1.Ticking.2.Struttin.’3.Popping.4.Boogaloo.5.Hittin.’WEST COAST DANCE STYLES-The 1983 film Flashdance was thefirst to feature break dancing and provided the West Coast dancers with their first look at East Coast break dancing.-A dance style that was a hybrid of West and East coast styles soon emerged.THE HIP HOP LEXICON-A unique lexicon/argot has been an important element of African-American culture going all the way back to the Swing and Bebop musicians of the 1930s and 1940s.-Here is a glossary of terms that were in general use prior to the year 2000.-How many of these do you use on a daily basis?THE HIP HOP LEXICON (On quiz)-Beats: Many MC’s call the music they perform to, beats. 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: Flow describes a lyricist’s cadence. It is in the interaction of words with musical arrangements, with beats or the way the lyricist’s creates the rhythm with words; the intermingling of words with rhythmic patterns.THE HIP HOP LEXICON-MC: Traditionally, MC has stood for Master of Ceremonies. This is the same in the realm of Hip Hop culture.-Rapping: Rhyming is synonymous with the word rapping.-Old School: Reminiscent of past processes, virtues, or actions.-Underground: Underground refers to music that is not mainstream/radio.THE HIP HOP LEXICON-Whack: This word is used to describe work of poor quality, someone that is a nuisance, or that it reflects a poor decision.-Beef: A disagreement or conflict.-Bite: Plagiarism. To steal styles, concepts or lyrics from someone else (highly subjective).-The bomb: Describing something of high quality.-Crew: Organized group of writers/Rappers/MC’s.-Def: Excellent (derived from definite). (definitely)
THE HIP HOP LEXICON-Dope: Excellent, of the highest order.-Diss: To discount, reduce or reject.-Down: Willing to participate.-DT: Plain cloths police officer or detective.