Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Where Did Hip Hop Originated?

Hip Hop originated in the streets of the South Bronx. Hip Hop was created to stop the youth from joining gang. Moreover, it was created by Puerto Ricans and Blacks people in the South Bronx. Noticed that I say blacks because Jamaicans, Nigerians, African Americans etc.. help to build what we know today as Hip Hop. Hip Hop have elements. You may wonder what are they? Some people might argue that there are 8 elements of Hip Hop, but the 4 main elements are Mcing, BBoying, Graffiti, and DJing. Rock Steady Crew were a crew of the bronx that merged in the 1970's 

Below are some links which states that Puerto Ricans were involved in the Hip Hop movement:

The first video starts to get laggy a little. If this happens to you forward it to 1:47 The first video its just an introduction to the other videos. It talks about salsa (mambo) music on how it led to Hip Hop. If you find this video boring, please make that you check from mambo to hip hop part 4, 5, 6 which I feel are the most important videos.

from mambo to hip hop part 4

from mambo to hip hop part 5
from mambo to hip hop part 6

Below are some pioneers that help to give birth as to what we know as DJing:
Dj Kool Herc

                                                      Grandmaster Flash

 part 2 Grandmaster Flash

Graffitti Artists:

If you got more stuff to add to the list let me know thank you.

Great Hip Hop songs:


  1. This didn't really help me understand this material.

  2. Where did hip hop originated?
    Try originate*

  3. this article has a lot of typos