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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.

Kool G Rap -vs- Kane

kane vs kool g rap
It would seem that they never battled, But real truth. I DONT BUY THAT BS!
they met in the studio when they did "symphony", One was from Queens, the other from Brooklyn! Thats hood rivalry right there. And they were prolly cool with each other till they got in the booth! BOOM, yall can listen for the subliminal disses your self!
We all was judging back in the day.. real truth..
Marly Marlys "Symphony" tells another story.

Kool G Rap
it sounds like Kane started his retaliation after he said "you got the groove"
then he went in
'Freeze stand still, nobody me, it's a sabotage"
and then
"Your nothin but a Midget, a small Digit, You aint wit it, forget it, quit it"
Big Daddy Kane

Record sales: Kane.. done…
Most competitive era in Hip Hop: They both cut they teeth, in the hardest Era of all time.
Lyrical Skills: hmmmmmm TIE! (fight me)
Battle Skills: Would say, Kool G Rap would seem to have the edge raw verses, but have to say KANE's delvery and confidence would take over. KANE
Best PR: Sound funny but have to say. Kane for a while, but[ ahhhh, who cares..
Best Show: kane danced with 2 dancers, i dont know if that helps him or hurts him…lol
Cross over appeal: KANE KANE KANE, RAW, warm it up, and his Album covers covered that.
Metaphors: It would seem KANE, but gonna give his to Kool G. he didn't sound like he used a rhyme dictionary. (no diss, that was the style back then)
Most memorable verse (memorable by Real Rap Fans, not Dolly Dinkles):
Let it roll, get bold, I just can't hold
Back, or fold cos I'm a man with soul
In control and effect, so what the heck
Rock the discotheque and this groove is what's next
Best Rap cadence: I will get hate for this, but the KOOL G Lisp is one of a kind, and classic. It effected his delivery, made him sound like SYLVESTER sometimes. But dammit, it was gangsta! KOOL G wit da LISSSSTHP
Stands the test of Time: Not fare to say, Kool G Rap will forever be mentioned as the inspiration for many great rappers. And Kane's popularity, might have hurt him more than help him. He went slightly commercial at one time, did a photo shoot for Madona =(. But will have to say KANE will always have a place in the clubs, when people want to play tracks to get dancers hype. and do the 80's party dances. kane would be remembered not just for lyrics, but for party bangers. KANE got this.
Best Album Covers: KOOL G RAP GOT THIS ONE, Classic, DJ MC Hip Hop Cover. If a young rapper/trap kid, looking for an old school record for inspiration, or to sample from came across these 2 covers, what would they choose? they might think Kane was a R&B singer and put this cover in dads record pile.
Kool g rap cover
big daddy kane cover
Oh, and this happned! lol, Kane got it, but 3 decades to late…

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