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I choose this article because it talks about hip hop from the old days. If you look in the old days, hip hop wasn’t just about music. It also referred to art, style, dance, and philosophy. In the text the author talks about how hip hop began as a culture and art movement in the Bronx, where demographics were rapidly shifting in the early 1970s. In this article shows how white people left the cities and African American and Latino American were left behind. They faced many lack of economic opportunity, as well as rising crime and poverty rates. The young people in the Bronx and nearby communities began creating their own kinds of cultural expressions. These forms of expression would come together to form the four pillars of hip hop. The first major hip hop deejay was DJ Kool Herc. Mixing percussive beats with popular dance songs, Kool Herc was instrumental in developing the sounds that became synonymous with hip hop, such as drum beats and record scratches. His peers were influenced by Kool Herc and hip hop deejays developed new turntable techniques, like needle dropping and scratching. This article shows by the turn of the century, hip hop was the best selling music genre in the United States.

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