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The Story of Hip Hop (4:30)

From Zammuto's Wordpress:

"Hip Hop the genre is largely credited to the Bronx block parties of the late seventies where, by popular demand, percussion loops were isolated and looped as a rhythmic bed for prototypical emcees. The origins of the term are fuzzy. I always assumed, apparently wrongly, that it had something to do with a variant on the genre bebop which inspired the improvised stylings of beat poetry,…

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