Lecture 5 - THE FRESHEST KIDS(Watch Video The Freshest Kids The History of the B-Boy 2002 WEST COAST DANCE STYLES(know Dance styles that evolved

Lecture 5 - THE FRESHEST KIDS(Watch Video The Freshest...

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THE FRESHEST KIDS (Watch Video) - The Freshest Kids: The History of the B-Boy, 2002. WEST COAST DANCE STYLES (know) - Dance styles that evolved independently on 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 the first 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.

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