Old School West Coast Hip-Hop

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Created on: 11 Sep 2010
This site is dedicated to the from 1977-1982.

Years: 1977-1982

Before , Los Angeles was the home of , , , , and west coast .

Electric boogaloo and electro-hop were pioneered by Uncle Jamm's Army, The Egyptian Lover, and Dr. Dre's, World Class Wreckin' Cru.

Turntablism was dominated by Knights of the Turntables and the Magic Mike Crew and radio show KJLH.

Popping and locking was rampant in Venice, CA, where inner city breakers and rappers would come to perform on the boardwalk for donations. It was not uncommon to hear Ronnie Hudson and the West Coast Pop Lock all over the beach.

Old school west coast rap was owned by Disco Daddy, Captain Rapp, and the Rappers Rapp Group. Duffy Hooks III was busy promoting the fledgling genre of rap throughout the city of L.A. with his Rappers Rapp Disco Co., and from there west coast hip-hop ignited ...

Break dance crews started in 1980, and by 1982 had formed officially into the unified L.A. Breakers. Many of these original members performed on street corners in Los Angeles, at malls, at the boardwalk, and anywhere else they could get their dance and rap on ...

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