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Where Did Hiphop Originate and Who Were Its Founders Essay

  • Submitted by: ireneclaveria
  • on September 4, 2013
  • Category: History
  • Length: 297 words

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Derrick P. Alridge and James B. Stewart*
Over the past three decades, Hip Hop has developed as a cultural and
artistic phenomenon affecting youth culture around the world. For many
youth, Hip Hop reflects the social, economic, political, and cultural realities
and conditions of their lives, speaking to them in a language and manner they
understand. As a result of both its longevity and its cogent message for many
youth worldwide, Hip Hop cannot be dismissed as merely a passing fad or as a
youth movement that will soon run its course. Instead, Hip Hop must be
taken seriously as a cultural, political, economic, and intellectual
phenomenon deserving of scholarly study, similar to previous African
American artistic and cultural movements such as the Blues, Jazz, the New
Negro Renaissance, and the Civil Rights, Black Power, and Black Arts
Movements. The essays in this special issue undertake such scholarly
historical analysis of Hip Hop.
According to many Hip Hop aficionados, Hip Hop culture consists of at
least four fundamental elements: Disc jockeying (DJing), break dancing,
graffiti art, and rapping (emceeing).1 Since its emergence in the South Bronx
and throughout the northeast during the early and mid-1970s, Hip Hop has
encompassed not just a musical genre, but also a style of dress, dialect and
language, way of looking at the world, and an aesthetic that reflects the
sensibilities of a large population of youth born between 1965 and 1984.2
This broad characterization of Hip Hop may seem imprecise to some, but it
reflects the Hip Hop community's refusal to be singularly defined or
categorized, and demonstrates the dynamic nature of Hip Hop as a
phenomenon that many hip hoppers believe must be felt, experienced, and

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