Hip-Hop

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An initially African-American form of aesthetic expression that developed in New York in the 1970s. The term originally named three closely related practices : graffiti, break dancing, and rap music. Today, the term is often used as a synonym for rap MCing and/or DJing.

(Source – Cox, C. and Warner, D. (2004) Audio Culture : Readings in Modern Music. Continuum.)

 

See also:

DJ Culture, Turntablism

 

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