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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.

Top 10 Beat Makers

greatest hip hop producers
A list of my top cats, I don't have Alchemist, and Kanye, BUT TRUST! too many cats i can add to the top 20. Bless

10 PAUL C
: I KNEW THIS BROTHA! Worked with him at MOOGIES studio in Manhattan. Yes, thats right he was doing beats for me in the mid 80's. Moved on to greater talent. And made noise quick. Has enough work in the game to make my list. legendary. RIP PAUL
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super lover cee casanova rud

9 JUST BLAZE: Hit after street hit, JERSEY GOT A WINNER! Kept me in Bboy Battle Mode.
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JAY Z "the blue print"

8 RICK RUBEN: HAD AN EAR FOR THE STREETS, not just HIP HOP. But in many aspects of the New York Club, and Dance scene, as well as a sound kids wanted to hear.
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Rick Ruben "in the studio"

7 DIAMOND D
: ONE OF MY PERSONAL FAVORITE, not just cause we crew up in the same hood, and frequented the same jams. But because he is the epitome of the BRONX SOUND. More than anyone on this list. He kept it BX, and taught tradition with every beat, and influenced tooo many greats.
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Diamond D "stunts, blunts, and hip hop"

6 MARLEY MARL: PUT JUICE CREW ON THE MAP. Queensbridge's finest.
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Marley Marl "in control"

5 DR DRE: Brought West Coast Heat, and kept the platform open for many great Cali Beat makers. He has too many classic to keep off the top 10. And his beats ring bells in every hood all over the world.
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DR DRE "the chronic"

4 J DILLA: Had the best ear for Hip Hop Music, and his understanding of riffs, over beats, simple is funky, less is more. beats that make you drift, and forget your bills. Kept BBOYS in party rock mode.
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J Dilla "donuts"


3 RZA: first knew of him with "we love you Rakeem", after that saw him with WU, and heard he was making beats with the Ensoniq work station (same as me =D, he took raw Strong Island, and sounds that made a stick up kid, wanna rob an armory. Nuff said.
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RZA "digital bullet"

2 PETE ROCK: SOULFUL! break beats with flow. HAD A RICAN GOING in the 90's. if you can keep BBOYS rocking in the 90's, you had them BREAKS in your construct. And again, Hip Hop was built on Beats, Breaks
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the best of Pete Rock CL Smooth

1 DJ PREMIER
: Always has been top tier. His use of traditional breaks with classic street style riffs. The SP 1200 made it famous.
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