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DJs: the Foundation of Hip Hop

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Femi Omoni

on 24 November 2015

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DJs: the Foundation of Hip Hop
The Golden Age of Hip Hop
Although initially prominent, the popularity of DJs declined over time
No longer mainstays by mid-90s
Turntablists: the rebirth of DJs
- DJs began carving their own lane
The Founding Fathers
- Grandmaster Flash

- DJ Kool Herc

- Afrika Bambaataa
Four Elements of Hip Hop
Grafitti writing
Some things to ponder
DJing continues to be the art of manipulating recorded sound
Should DJs/turntablists be considered musicians?
Is hip hop really African-American music?
Eric B and Rakim
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
A DJ cypher
Beat Junkies
Invisibl Skratch Piklz
"Apache" by Incredible Bongo Band
"Amen, Brother" by the Winstons
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