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Old 10-08-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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Default Did Hip-hop Really Start in The Bronx?

For those who lived in the inner cities of NYC during the 1970s, what can you remember about the Hip-hop movement?


History says that it started in the Bronx. However, people who grew up in Brooklyn in the 70s say that the movement started there before it got into the Bronx. Is this true?


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnjzP...e_gdata_player
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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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.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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theirs a good couple of theories , i have heard rappers from London claim that hip hop was started by a Jamaican in the bronx lol.

but yea it was started by rican and black youth in the bx...
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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Anybody can claim that they started something. But we all know that PR and Blacks in the Bronx made Hip Hop known! They should be given credit.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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I have also heard the Bronx. My family is originally from there.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Most historians say it started on the west side BX, Sedgwick ave. I think the morris heights bldg is now considered a landmark.
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:40 PM
 
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I also heard it was from the Bronx.
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Bed-stuy/Clinton Hill
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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.
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Bed-stuy/Clinton Hill
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For those who lived in the inner cities of NYC during the 1970s, what can you remember about the Hip-hop movement?


History says that it started in the Bronx. However, people who grew up in Brooklyn in the 70s say that the movement started there before it got into the Bronx. Is this true?


Here is a short clip


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnjzP...e_gdata_player
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.
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:30 PM
 
Location: QUEENS NYC
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yea bx is the birth place of hip hop this is accepted fact at this point
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