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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': lots of props, plenty of awesome dancing

     
    John-John Williams IV is in Chicago at a hotel that does not have Fox (to our disbelief). So I'm filling in and recapping a well-danced So You Think You Can Dance. There's new partnering tonight (again). Each pair will dance......
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance': Katee has strongest night

     
    Cat Deeley, adorned in an extra-shiny golden mini dress, begins her nightly spiel about the long road that the contestants have taken to get to the finals. She then tells the audience that the contestants will be paired in different......
  • 'Project Runway': Suede says Suede is eliminated.

     
    Last night's episode of Project Runway starts with the obligatory bathroom shot. The designers are getting ready for another day. And what awaits them when they get to the runway? They get to repick their models.There are eight models and......
  • Obama's dress code: 'Pull up your pants'

     
    by David Zucchino DURHAM, N.C. - When candidate Barack Obama told MTV viewers in November that "brothers should pull up their pants," Kent Williams Jr. was thinking the same thing. Williams, the student body president at North Carolina Central University,...
  • Michael Steele, the Democrats' secret weapon?

     
    by Frank James If Michael Steele, the Republican National Committee chairman, were really the Democrat Party's secret weapon sent in from decidedly blue state of Maryland to sow discord in the Republican party, he probably couldn't do much better than.......
  • "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?......
  • The ???Heat Experience??? in the office

     
    The Heat could be invading an office near you. The Heat Experience, anyway. That means Burnie the Heat mascot; the Heat Dancers, members of the Xtreme Team; the 2006 NBA Championship Trophy; the team???s Fireball Express ??? the firetruck that......
  • Doomsday lineup

     
    That's a little dramatic, true, but I had to sensationalize this final Saturday at Shea. Plus, look at this lineup. Crazy, right? Just crazy enough to work. Got any better ideas? Reyes ........ SS Beltran ....... CF Delgado ..... 1B......
  • Kanye West examines real vs. fake, puppet vs. human on '808s and Heartbreak'

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  • A break in the fencing

    A break in the fencing
    Sweat drips from Brennan Louie's face as the 16-year-old twists and turns in a series of acrobatic break dance movements that produce both pleasure and pain. Standing before a wall of mirrors in a dance room on the campus of the Los Angeles Center for...