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  • DJ Kool Herc

    DJ Kool Herc
    The founder of hip-hop culture. Kool Herc’s words in the dance hall to stimulate the atmosphere were also taken to the streets to add some slang. Later became the predecessor of rap. But with the advancement and complexity of DJ technology, Kool Herc can no longer While playing music while holding a microphone . So he asked his two friends Coke La Rock and Clark Kent to take charge of the rap work (they became the first two MCs in history). It is called "Kool Herc and the Herculoids".
  • Afrika Bambaataa

    Afrika Bambaataa
    He is one of the three founders of hip-hop DJ. In 1973, he developed an organization called The Organization, which will be known as Zulu Nation in the future. The organization is composed of various rappers, B-Boy, graffiti and other people who love Hip-Hop culture. In 1977, under the influence of DJ Kool Herc, Bambaataa also began to hold various parties in the South Bronx, and he became one of the best DJs in the Hip-Hop world.
  • Old School(1978-1984)

    Old School(1978-1984)
    The emphasis is on entertainment, not on the interpretation of society or telling stories of degeneration. During this time, hip-hop culture and costumes were greatly influenced by funk and disco. There were many live bands, and the rap content was all about parties. Rap music was influenced by Jamaican “toasting” .Social Context can influence our lives, that makes Hip-pop come.
  • Melle Mel

    Melle Mel
    Have been performing arts activities since 1978, and in 1982 the first album The Message was released with the Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five group. He paid more attention to social issues, especially the impact of the "drug proliferation" under President Reagan at the time on black communities. 1982, Masterpiece: "The Message", " White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) "
  • Rapper’s Delight

    Rapper’s Delight
    In 1979, Ms. Sylvia Robinson, the owner of Sugar Hill Record, heard about rap by accident and decided to release a rap song, so she found three New Jersey singers-Wonder Mike, Big Bank Hank and Master Gee to form a composition A group, Sugarhill Gang, recorded and released this song "Rapper's Delight", which was unexpectedly very successful. The release of this song also made Ms. Sylvia Robinson known as the "Mother of Hip Hop".
  • The Message

    The Message
    For the first time, sharp social issues are introduced into rap music. This song exposes the living conditions of the bottom society in urban slums. Since then, old school rap that exposes social issues such as racial discrimination and the gap between rich and poor has become popular. Social problems have affected the lyrics content of the rapper, which is the sociological imagination. This is that personal experience and social structure affect each other.