Intro to Hip Hop
the basic concepts of hip hop, yo.
Hip Hop began in the slums of the Bronx
Wow! It was a creative movement that started in the 70s, and has been unstoppable ever since. It spread to Los Angeles, and before long, distinct style began to develop.
Icons of Early Hip Hop
DJ Kool Herc
Jamaican DJ who immigrated to the Bronx, and is known as the grandfather/father of Hip Hop
Pete DJ Jones
host of many gatherings in the Bronx, the original "Master of Ceremonies"
First to rap to Disco music, and traveled everywhere, unlike most of his DJ predecessors.