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First Gangsta Rapper?

furst gangster rappers
FACST: in NYC we would have called it HARD ROCK RAP, or OUTLAW RAP. I even heard of an Outlaw style of Cracking jokes on each other called SNAP TO RAP that started in the late 60's by NYC gangstas. But lets stick to the formula that made Hip Hop's notorious catch fame.
Hustlers Convention 1973 The Last poets.
Pre Hip Hop, Music, that influenced cats who came after. yes this is Gangsta. &0's style. This song was ringing bells nonstop on jam tapes all across NYC, and because the break beat feel, it was also a blueprint for you MC's to follow on Poetry over Breaks. Check these selections out, and build.
Bee Bop 1983 Rammelzee. and K-Rob
Many will argue this point. But Rammel was talking shot gun Lyrics, with the words Gangsta in it since his clime to rap Fame during the Wild Style era. this brotha was ahead of his time with 90% off the top of the dome lyrics. Constantly spitting street themed freestyle.
P.S.K. Schoolly D
Now here is where the game changes. Because what we consider the Gangtsa Rap today, is actually based off the flow from School D's classic. And there is no doubt that brotha ICE T (to his credit) telling the story about the next selection, and how he was influenced. In HIP HOP real recognizes REAL DEAL! And Ice T Breaking down the PSK flow, shows his integrity in the Rap game.
6 in the morning 1987 ICE T
My favorite gangster rap track of all time. It gets no more creative than this. Mel and Ice T, and Islam. Would have been a Hip Hop Crew to be second with. All 3 East Coast artists, and Ice T's fame in the West (repping California. I know they hung out together during these days, And together created the classic Flow for G FUNK. Ice is one of the G.O.A.T.'s of Hip Hop east and West. And for me he is the Father of Gangster RAP.
Gangster of Hip Hop 1987 Justice
Can never forget this brothers contributions to street culture rap. A forgotten warrior of Hip Hop Knowledge, and Research. because he dropped a gem on the History as well! He was ahead of the Hip Hop History rap Game, and helped set off the knowledge seekers of today with "going way back"
I am sure i missed a few, but no doubt the style of music needed a voice, and Hip Hop was the wave that took Gang Culture in all it's positive/negative glory to the forefront. And made it ok to speak ya mind about the struggle from the rough side.
DJ Kool Herc is the Official Father of Hip Hop Culture. His music selection, and connection to the BBOY/BGIRL Community, as well as his overwhelming presence on the streets created a huge following that lead to all the manifestations of what Hip Hop is today.
dj kool herc
The official year is 1973, the year that DJ Kool Herc had a famous party for his sister, and where he started playing his trademark style of Bboy Music, and how he played his music set off the scene that sparked the flames for what today's Hip Hop represents.
dj kool herc first party flyer 1973
DJ (that cuts break beats), MC (rapper), BBOY/BGIRL (breaking is the original Hip Hop Dance), WRITER (original term for graffiti writer), KNOWLEDGE (of Hip Hop History, of self, Other people, cultures, and the world around you)
the basic elements of Hip Hop Dance are: from NYC we have Breaking, Rocking, Party Dance/Freestyle, Electric Boogie. and from the West Coast influence we also include POPPING, and LOCKING.
Many will say it is BREAKING, POPPING, and LOCKING. Due the popularity of early Hip Hop Movies like BEAT STREET, and BREAKIN. But the real truth would be: BREAKING, ROCKING, and FREESTYLE/PARTY DANCE
YES, HIP HOP DANCE, is an extreme physical, and cardio workout, and also a fund dance. Even if you do basics in any of the styles of Hip Hop, we believe you would receive great benefits in your health.
First make sure you love the music. if you are a fan of real Hip Hop Music (Break Beats & Rhymes, Rap, Electro Funk). First thing any Hip Hop beginner should learn is simple Groove, and 2 Steps. Even for Breaking. Having a good sense of rhythm will take you far in any style of Hip Hop. Make sure you take classes with a reputable studio that teaches foundations in all Hip Hop dance styles.
The traditional way to get your name in Hip Hop Dance, is when your teacher, or someone influential gives you a name. You want a name with meaning, that represents your dance, and someone who has been there through out your journey who you respect, is the best person to give you a name. Other wise, some people choose a name based on his or her movement, add the word BOOGIE and your Initials, Start with MR, or MRS and add a funky move like MR WIGGLES ;), Use your CITY and add your initials. Try starting with a 3 letter word taken from your first or last name, or do like POP MASTER FABEL and open a dictionary, cover your eyes, flick the pages, and point at a random word (true story), then change the spelling of the word to give the name a twist.
If You dedicate yourself to studying basics without getting ahead of yourself, keeping up with social style dance 2 steps, and grooves, learn short 4 count freestyles, and build up to 8 count, 16 count, 32 count freestyles, and battle in open ciphers with other students, you will get good fast. But it takes a patient mindset to study foundation without getting anxious to grow. You are good once you can combine rhythm, groove, steps, and moves with confidence.
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