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Hip Hop (genre)

Hip Hop (genre)
Hip hop is a cultural movement and type of music that became popular in the United States in the 1980s. Hip hop music originated in the South Bronx region of New York City in the late 1970s. Hip-hop artists vocalize over beats and instrumental tracks, usually consisting of repeated phrases. The use of extended drum breaks led to the development of mixing and scratching techniques. The early DJs used this technique as hip-hop dance grew in popularity. Fans began to wear hip-hop clothing, which consisted of heavy gold jewelry in the 1980s to baggy pants in the 2000s. Hip hop and rap are sometimes thought to be interchangeable, but rap involves rhythmic wordplay, which is a component of hip hop... Show more »
Hip hop is a cultural movement and type of music that became popular in the United States in the 1980s. Hip hop music originated in the South Bronx region of New York City in the late 1970s. Hip-hop artists vocalize over beats and instrumental tracks, usually consisting of repeated phrases. The use of extended drum breaks led to the development of mixing and scratching techniques. The early DJs used this technique as hip-hop dance grew in popularity. Fans began to wear hip-hop clothing, which consisted of heavy gold jewelry in the 1980s to baggy pants in the 2000s. Hip hop and rap are sometimes thought to be interchangeable, but rap involves rhythmic wordplay, which is a component of hip hop. Its popularity grew over the years as hip hop music videos entered the mainstream media and fans clamored for the latest news on the artists. « Show less

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  • 'So You Think You Can Dance': Top 8 perform

     
    Tonight on So You Think You Can Dance, the Top 8 dancers will perform -- and Ellen DeGeneres is at the judges's table. As you might have heard, tomorrow is the 100th episode of SYTYCD, and there's going to be...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Top 16 perform

     
    I'm filling in for Sarah tonight, who's busy with baby and other things. It's the Top 16 on So You Think You Can Dance, which still includes Caitlin Kinney, a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts.Tonight's guest judge...

    'So You Think You Can Dance': Top 18 perform

     
    Randi and Evan are the first couple on tonight's So You Think You Can Dance, and the interview segments are pegged to 'things America should know about your partner.' We learn that Randi loves her dog and Evan likes cars...

    'So You Think You Can Dance': Top 20 dance for votes

     
    No pressure, So You Think You Can Dance, but judge Adam Shankman tweeted today: 'No joke: tonight is one of the best sytycd dance eps ever. The 20 brought it!'I say: Bring it on!Tonight's panel includes Adam Shankman, Mary Murphy...

    "So You Think You Can Dance": The 20

     
    Yup, all announced last night, and here they are...bios on the jump. Anyone from LI? No. But Brooklyn is very well-represented. Show begins in earnest next week. And who...will...win?...