Did Hip-hop Really Start in The Bronx? (Cuba: credit, live)
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Yes it was the Bronx, created by PR and Black youth. And "salsa" music as we know it today was created by PR and Cubans in NYC (not in the Bronx though) in the early 20th century, although salsa's basic roots started in Cuba.
Yes it started in the Bronx, a Jamaican youth, Clive "Kool Herc" Cambell, started it by introducing the Jamaican style of "toasting" between records. Later on Black and PR youth, further developed it developing it more and adding more elements to it. Just listen to "South Bronx" by Boogie Down Productions, KRS one breaks down the history in song.
Another thing, if Hip Hop was being developed in Brooklyn and Queens prior to it coming out of the Bronx, why didn't KRS who is originally from Brooklyn and would've been old enough to remember all of this, state this instead of vehemently promoting the idea that it came from the Bronx. And if it was out in Queens before, why does Russel Simmons, Run DMC, LL Cool J, all those guys that came out of Queens and would've been exposed to this, why didn't they acknowledge it. I still say it came out of the Bronx. Those guys probably just played songs, maybe no scratching, looping break beats, nothing.
yea bx is the birth place of hip hop this is accepted fact at this point
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