Birth of Hip Hop
The Birth of Hip Hop
New York in the 1970's
New York City in the 1970's a fertile place for culture. People moved into New York from all over the world and mixed in New York's 5 borroughs.
The influence of Disco
Disco was wierd. But disco left a large number of records around that could be used to make music. The different repetitive sounds within a disco track could be used to make beats.
The Legacy of the Beat Poets
Beat poets from multiple eras influenced hip hop by providing a style of poetry that worked well when paired with beats and background music.
The people and places of early Hip Hop
The 5 borroughs of New York each had their own hip hop pioneers. The people of early hip hop created a new culture and some are still around.