Kool Herc: l’uomo che inventò l’Hip Hop

Kool Herc: l’uomo che inventò l’Hip Hop
Hip Hop History Month
Nel luglio del 2021, il senato americano ha approvato all’unanimità un disegno di legge che designa novembre come il mese di celebrazione della storia dell’Hip Hop. La decisione riconosce a livello istituzionale l’importanza di un movimento culturale ed artistico che ha influenzato in modo determinante la società americana nel corso [...]

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From a Bronx Party to a Global Force

From a Bronx Party to a Global Force
Hip Hop's History & Evolution
Many, many people with an internet connection, including yours truly, spent a fair amount of time on 11 August 2017 entranced by a Google Doodle. This wasn't your typical such creation, no short animation linking to a Wikipedia entry. This particular Doodle was a full-blown, interactive immersive into the world of [...]

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The origins of hip hop

The origins of hip hop
Inside Kool Herc’s parties
When we hear “hip-hop” or “rap” (we hardly hear just one of those term separately, because of their common origins), we talk about a musical and cultural phenomenon that covers at least five decades, now consolidated as a real music trend: Kanye West, Jay-Z and before them Eminem, Dr. Dre, [...]

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