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Hip Hop: Culture,

History, and
Creation of a New


5 Boroughs of New York

Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten
From the Battery to the top of Manhattan
Asian Middle Eastern and Latin from
Black White New York you make it happen
Open Letter to NYC by the Beastie Boys

Cross Bronx Expressway

Made to expedite traffic through the heart of New
Robert Moses
Lead to the destruction of a lot of apartments
pushing people out of the South Bronx in search
of better living conditions.
Influence on Hip Hop Culture?

Subsidized Housing in New York

Identity of the population in New York during the
White flight from inner city
Immigration combined with low rent costs
NYC rent policies made it difficult to maintain old
apartment complexes
Poor-lower class citizens occupied several
apartments in the South Bronx making it highly
unattractive for private investors to build new
apartment complexes

Taki 183
Taki 183 is short for Demetrius
or Demetraki
His family was from Greece and
his American name is Demetaki
He took the last four letters of
his name, coupled with the three
digits from his street address,
183rd Street in Washington
Heights to create his graffiti tag
Demetrius traveled with friends
who painted graffiti and put his
tag everywhere in New York,
including trains which is what
helped his name gain popularity
Graffiti tag names and art gained
media coverage and a following

Several Men, but not just
a mans world
Lady Pink
Form of Expression and
Art to make up for the
destruction around in the
Bronx area

Jamaican Toasting
Radio hosts would speak
over the silence between to
songs to introduce the song.
This practice of toasting
also allowed the radio hosts
to talk about events going
on in the community much
like the role of the griot in
West Africa.

DJ Kool Herc
At age 16 performed for the first
time at his apartment, mom,
dad, and sister were involved
The party was organized by his
sister to make money for new
This party hosted 300 people
and lead to his fame and
beginning as a DJ that would
shape the sound of Hip Hop
Used Merry-Go-Round Technique
to extend the break in songs

Grand Master
Early DJ who gained a following
shortly after DJ Kool Herc
He helped develop the art of Djing
and inspired the youth to
participate in hip hop
The Cowboy, Robert Keith
Wiggins, was credited with coining
the term hip hop which was
used commonly with MCs at the

Afrika Bambaataa
Inspired by DJ Kool Herc
he began to host his own
parties and DJ
He helped coin the terms:
B-Boy, Djing, Rap,
Graffiti writing Aerosol
Helped found electro funk

Grand Wizard
The Baby Scratch

Literary Techniques, on the contrary, are structures
usually a word s or phrases in literary texts that writers
employ to achieve not merely artistic ends but also
readers a greater understanding and appreciation of
their literary works. Examples are: metaphor, simile,
alliteration, hyperbole, allegory etc.