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New York

Hip-Hop Timeline 1970-1989

1970   When The Revolution Comes… The Last Poets release their eponymous debut album. It’s combination of spare funk and aggressive, socially-conscious spoken word will be an early brick in the foundation of what would come to be hip-hop....

The History Of Breaking

“Get on the Good Foot” Breakdancing seems so different from all other kinds of dancing that the first question people ask when they see it is: “Where did these kids learn to dance like that?” To many people, this...

Aerosol Originals: PHASE 2

(aka Lonny Wood) another and well known New York City graffiti artists. Mostly active in the 1970s, Phase 2 is generally credited with originating the “bubble letter” style of graffiti writing, also known as “softies”. He was also influential...

Snatchin’ Cazals

Hip hoppers always have the knack for being the first to be “up” on things – fashion included. If you look back in history many garments and accessories have become synonymous with hip hop music for example KANGOL hats,...

Kool Herc’s First Block Party

DJ Kool Herc DJs his first block party (his sister’s birthday) at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, New York 13 August 1973 by Angus Batey, The Guardian DJ Kool Herc: ‘When I extended the break, people were ecstatic, because that...

The Hipology Of Spike Lee

Spike Lee movie’s are a great example of the science of hip hop, the art & craft of hip hop culture. You can’t call any of Spikes movie’s “a hip hop” movie but you could call them Hipology. The...

Sylvia Robinson, ‘mother of hip-hop’

Sylvia Robinson’s career has taken several aspects, partly as a performer, along with a later role as a businesswoman, running her own, very influential record label.Sylvia had two chart toppers, one as half of Mickey & Sylvia with ‘Love...