Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Hip Hop Music of the '60s
The idea of Hip-Hop, was actually non-existent in the 1960s. Instead, graffiti was used to express political views and beliefs. Other forms of expression were also used, for instance breaking. Breaking is more commonly known as break dancing or B-boying. Both methods of expression were manipulated and physical expression evolved into audible expression in the 1970s.
The cultural movement of Hip-Hop, began with African and Latino Americans in New York. DJ Afrika Bambaataa birthed the five divisions of Hip-Hop: MCing, DJing, breaking, graffiti writing, and knowledge.