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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.


  1. I really love the fact that you included a photo with this post. I also thing it would be cool if you did a post elaborating on the five divisions of hip-hop. I think that would be a really interesting topic. I also thing it would have been nice if you put a break dancing photo and/or video up as well.

  2. This is a really cool topic. But, I wish you elaborated a little more. You should have definitely put up some videos of break dancing etc. (Great idea Mia) I don't know too much about the divisions of hip hop, so great job choosing an interesting topic.

  3. I really like how brief this post is. Although, i really like to know more about this topic. I would really like it if you added photos or videos of bboying and see how both of them are different. i really like this topic that you chose