Nc music technology
UA1 How music inter acts with society, government, business and industry
"It's a hip hop thing"
We have all heard of "hip Hop" but,.. do we know what it is ?
Now days hip hop is one of the biggest and most heard genres
world wide. Many people have heard of it but not many know
where it came from and what influenced this type of music.
For this assignment I will research the origins of hip hop culture
its history and it's roots. I will also look at how it has been influenced by
culture society and politics, and how it has influenced these in return.
"In the beginning"
It all started in the borough of South Bronx (New York ) around the early 1970's,
where a DJ known as Kool Herk (Clive Campbell) started experimenting
with two turn tables, an idea that he borrowed from the down town disco
clubs, he came up with a new technique that he called the "merry go round",
which consisted in only playing the break beats of a record ,extending them
indefinitely creating a continuous dance rhythm, This became the blue print of
hip hop music .
Why play only the instrumental breaks?, Well, its simple, Kool Herk noticed
that the energy on the dance floor reached its maximum during the
instrumental breaks on a
What made Kool Werk so
unique was that instead
Of playing disco, He played
Funk music. music that was
Not heard on radio.
The break beats had so much
Rhythm that a new dance
Came around, it was called
b-boying that meant break
boy which would later be
known as break dance .
Kool Herk's ways of mixing would inspire many young people...