One gender, one culture and one lifestyle. Ale Hip Hop The Paso de las Fiestas de Barrio al Clube de los Multimillionarios became an original band of protests and celebrations and marked evolution of pop,
The musical genre of an era born in the midst of an economic crisis in the bronx, One of New York’s workers’ neighborhoods, developed rapidly and chaotically, the hacienda thwarted the establishment of an industry that long resisted its power even as it embodied the culture of the youth.
How was hip hop born?
Hip hop turns 50 this year, an anniversary that has provided an opportunity for its leaders, its fans, and the city that originated it to reflect on its cultural significance.
what the experts agree on Cindy was born on 11 August 1973 in Utsav, The younger sister of DJ Kool Herc, in The Common Room at 1520 Sedgwick Ave., an apartment skyscraper in the Bronx.
According to legend, the Jamaican-born artist’s real name, Clive Campbell, made the same record on two plates, mixing the rhythms on the documented breakbeat primer, an essential component of the genre.
Hip hop historian and pioneering presenter Ralph McDaniels explains, “It was just a wedding party, just a moment.” ,But this festival is the beginning and the spark that led to what I did for all the other DJs that followed.,
These festivals were celebrated together Bronx Which suffered from the worst effects of the national economic crisis that further burgeoned the civilization of the time, causing mass displacement, leading to poverty taking root in this New York neighborhood.
While the city slashes social investment due to the crisis, housing owners are defying the ban by charging for insurance instead of maintaining the buildings.
Las Fiestas de Barrio was a lifesaver for teens and families who lived in this gray reality.
“united with the community”
“I was a kid when I started and I saw how united the community was,” says Jerry Gibbs, who grew up in the Bronx.
“For us, it was very special to have parties in the park. You came to the DJ and how he added equipment and was creative with his music…he made people dance”, the 55-year-old recalls. who now calls himself dj cool ji,
People had “forgotten their problems, their worries: for a night they could take a mental holiday”.
now known as old school hip hop Development began in the late 70s and early 80s, When the music reaches the nightclub from the street.
In time, the live performances of DJ-MCs meant that rap – the easiest element to hide and package – would be commercialized and would become a resounding success.
But despite its success, hip hop nurtured experiences of injustice and inequality.
“Great hip hop artists came out of tough times”, says McDaniels, who recalls the origins of great artists Jay, Biggie or Nas,
“We know and understand people, families, smells, even elevators that smell of urine”. “Todo eso lo pucerón en sus disco”, he recalls.
The Bronx, the heart of hip hop
rappers loved in the 2000s Kanye West, Jay-Z, Cardi B, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Nicki Minaj Tuvieron Planetary Breakthroughs.
But despite its success, hip hop retained its counterculture aura.
Year after year, the Recording Academy has come under fire for not paying rappers their due, narrowing its Grammy Awards menu to racial categories.
But with streaming, hip hop’s influence grew stronger, transforming from more than a genre into a movement.
Says People Thought Hip Hop Would “Fail” Paula Farley, 59 years old, born in the Bronx. But, “50 Years Later, We’ve Shown They Were Wrong,
According to him, hip hop remains New York, even though it has become globalized.
,the bronx is the heart“, says while the artist warms up the atmosphere before a flash performance with a troupe of breakdance dancers and appearances from artists such as Mele Mel and KRS-One.
“This is the home of hip hop, its birth”, assures Farley, while the children play in the sweltering heat and their fathers and the Abuelos dance to the beat of the music. “That’s about it”, he concluded.
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