lecture 3 - MUSI 2520 Quiz#3 Hip-Hop Originated from the Griots of West Africa(group of traveling singers and poets Resembles the Jamaican tradition of

lecture 3 - MUSI 2520 Quiz#3 Hip-Hop Originated from the...

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MUSI 2520: Quiz #3 Hip-Hop: - Originated from the “Griots” of West Africa (group of traveling singers and poets) - Resembles the Jamaican tradition of “toasting” (boasting, impromptu poetry and sayings over music) - Like jazz, the roots of hip-hop are found in African-American music - Hip-hop is a cultural movement, developed in NYC in 1970s among blacks & latinos The Essentials: - Rapping/Mc-ing - DJ-ing (Sampling/Beat making) - Breaking (B-boyin’/B-girlin’) - Graffiti - Beat boxing Rapping/Mc-ing: - The rhythmic spoken delivery of rhymes and wordplay delivered over a beat or without accompaniment - Melle Mel, Grand Master Flash, Rakim, Chuck D & KRS-One (Created revolution to Mc-ing) Other cultural foundations: - Rhyming - Storytelling - Poetry - Comedy (Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx) DJ-ing/The DJ: Techniques: - Mixing/Cutting - Scratching - Spinning - Sampling - Song choice/criteria - Related to dub DJ Kool Herc (Godfather of Hip-Hop): - Birth name: Clive Campbell - Birth date: April 16, 1955 - Origin: The Bronx, NY, USA - Jamaican-born
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