HIP-HOP FACTS

  • 1 FIRST HIP HOP DJ CLIVE"KOOL HERC"CAMPBELL
    BORN IN JAMAICA THEN MIGRATED TO THE BRONX, IT WAS IN JAMAICA WHERE HERC LEARNED ABOUT THE DJ CULTURE "TOAST"(where they would compete to see who's system was the loudest)AND APPLIED IT IN NYC.
    HERC PIONEERED THE BREAK BEAT MOVEMENT BY MIXING SHORT PERCUSSION BREAKS WITH 2 TURNTABLES TO EXTEND THE BREAKS FOR THE PEOPLE AND THE BBOYS TO GET DOWN.
    2 THE NAME HIP HOP WAS FIRST USED AS THE NAME OF OUR CULTURE BY AFRICA BAMBATTA BACK IN THE EARLY 80'S….
    BEFORE THAT THE WORD HIP HOP WAS A PHRASE THAT MC'S SAID ON THE MIC.
    3 FIRST DJ TO SCRATCH DJ GRAND WIZARD THEODORE I 1975 AT AGE THIRTEEN
    4 FIRST DJ TO BACK SPIN AND NEEDLE DRОP DJ GRAND WIZARD THEODORE
    5 THE BEST SOUND SYSTEM KOOL HERC WAS ALSO KNOWN AS THE MAN WITH THE STRONGEST AND LOUDEST SYSTEM IN HIP HOP…HIS AMP WAS A MACINTOSH THE MOST POWERFUL AMP OF THAT TIME…
    HIS SPEAKERS WERE SO LOUD HE CALLED THEM THE HERCULOIDS
    6 THE MOST RECORDS AFRICA BAMBATTA
    7 FIRST MC (RAPPER) COKE LA ROCK (was one of herc's mc's along with the original KLARK KENT)
    8 FIRST RECORDING BY A FUNK BAND FATBACK BAND "KING TIM THE THIRD" 
    9 FIRST RECORDING BY A PUT TOGETHER RAP GROUP SUGAR HILL GANG "RAPPERS DELIGHT"
    10 FIRST REAL LEGIT RECORDING BY AUTHENTIC GROUP GRAND MASTER FLASH AND THE FURIOUS FIVE MC'S, UNDER THE TITLE "THE YOUNGER GENERATION" SONG TITLE "WE ROCK SO MELLOW" (this was actually the 2nd rap record release after king Tim the third)
    11 FIRST ALL FEMALE MC CREW MERCEDES LADIES
    12 HERC'S FIRST PARK JAM 1520 SEDGWICK AVE. ,BRONX, NYC..'1973 (it was said that HERC"s 1st gig was for a sweet 16, and he also played the community center on sedgwick often)

    13 FIRST TV SHOW DEDICATED TO HIP HOP "GRAFFITI ROCK" FEATURING NYC BREAKERS AND A BATTLE BETWEEN TREACHEROUS 3 AND RUN DMC
    14 ZULU NATION
    HIP HOP ORGANIZATION STARTED BY AFRICA BAMBATTA-ORIGINALLY CAME FROM THE GANG THE BLACK SPADES, THEN BECAME THE ORGANIZATION AND EVENTUALLY THE ZULU NATION
    15 MOST FAMOUS FLYER CREATOR FOR HIP HOP JAMS PHASE TWO, AND BUDDY ESQUIRE
    16 MOST FAMOUS FOR RECORDING HIP HOP JAMS TAPE MASTER- WAS KNOWN FOR RECORDING ALL MAJOR HIP HOP EVENTS (BEFORE RAP WAS ON RECORDS) AND DISTRIBUTING THEM THROUGH OUT THE CITY
    17 FIRST LATIN RAP RECORD MEAN MACHINE
    18 THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RAP AND MC MC: IS THE ORIGINAL WORD USED TO DESCRIBE A HIP HOPER HOSTING A JAM AND RHYMING ON THE MIC, IT MEANS" MASTER OF CEREMONY"
    RAP: WAS A WORD ORIGINALLY MEANING TO TALK TO A GIRL OR TO SPEAK OUT TO SOMEONE OR TO PEOPLE, IT WAS EVENTUALLY USED ON THE RECORD "RAPPERS DELIGHT" BY SUGAR HILL GANG AND BECAME THE TITLE FOR HIP HOP RECORDING ARTISTS.
    19 FIRST HIP HOP RADIO SHOW MR MAGIC, WHBI FM, 1979
    20 FAMOUS HIP HOP JAM LOCATIONS (OUT DOOR) ECHO PARK, SEDA PARK, MOORE HOUSE PROJECTS, BRONX RIVER, 118 PARK on east treamont,129 PARK on 180st in mapes, JHS 123, 100 PARK, BRONX RIVER CENTER
    21 FAMOUS HIP HOP CLUBS, AND INDOOR JAMS '70's AND EARLY 80's THE HEVALO CLUB, TWILIGHT ZONE, EXECUTIVE PLAY HOUSE, T CONNECTION, THE FEVER, SAVOY MANOR, BOYS CLUB, OVER THE DOVER,BRONX RIVER CENTER, SKATE PALACE, HARLEM WORLD, ECSTASY GARAGE, CELEBRITY CLUB, THE ROXY, BLACK DOOR, SPARKLE, PENNY LOUNGE, SKATE KEY, ROLLER WORLD, P.A.L., AUDUBON, 
    22 WILD STYLE: THE CLUB WHERE THE HIP HOP PARTY SCENES WERE FILMED THE DIXIE CLUB ON FREEMAN STREET IN THE BRONX
    23 WILD STYLE: THE THEATER WHERE THE FAMOUS FINALE JAM WAS FILMED THE AMPHITHEATER THEATER, LOWER EAST SIDE MANHATTAN
    24 MOST FAMOUS PIONEERING HIP HOP DJ'S LIST KOOL HERC, GRAND MASTER FLASH, AFRICA BAMMBATTA, GRAND WIZARD THEODORE, DISCO KING MARIO, GRAND MASTER FLOWERS (disco DJ), HOLLYWOOD(disco DJ), AFRIKA ISLAM, CHARLIE CHASE, JAZZY J, DST, WHIZ KID, AJ, LOVE BUG STARSKI, JOHNY THUNDERBIRD, BREAK OUT, EDDIE CHEEBA (disco DJ), THE L BROTHAS ( MEAN JEAN, CORDIO), TONY TONE
    25 FAMOUS CREWS, ORGANIZATIONS AND GANGS THAT WERE AFFILIATED WITH HIP HOP WILKENS CREW, MOORE HOUSE, CASANOVAS, CHUCK CHUCK CITY, ZULU NATION, 5 % NATION, GESTAPO, MAY BERRY CREW,
    26 FAMOUS ZULU NATION MC GROUPS, DJ's, BBOYS BBOYS: ZULU KINGS, 
    MC CREWS: COSMIC FORCE, SOUL SONIC FORCE, JAZZY FIVE, SHANGO
    DJ's: SINBAD, ZAMBU, RED ALERT, AFRICA ISLAM, DST
    27 FAMOUS MC CREWS LIST BRONX: FURIOUS 5, COLD CRUSH, COSMIC FORCE, FUNKY 4, JAZZY 5, MAY BERRY CREW, MERCEDES LADIES, FANTASTIC 5, L BROTHAS, SOUL SONIC FORCE, DYNAMIC THREE, INFINITY, 

    MANHATTAN: CRASH CREW, TREACHEROUS THREE, FEARLESS 4, MASTER DON AND THE DEATH COMMITTEE,

    STATEN ISLAND: FORCE MC'S
    28 FIRST MC SIGNED TO A MAJOR LABEL KURTIS BLOW, MERCURY
    29 CREATORS OF FAST RHYMING (bone thug, twista twista style) MC GLOBE- he called it mc poppin (because it reminded him of poppin
    KOOL MOE DEE- fast rhyming
    30 FIRST HIP HOP PERFORMANCE TO THE MAINSTREAM PUBLIC COMMON GROUND, 1981, PRODUCED BY HENRY CHALFAUNT, GRAFFITI ROCK, ROCK STEADY, RAMELSI, FAB F5 FREDDY, DJ SPY, FUTURA
    31 FIRST HIP HOP TOUR IN UNITED STATES THE KITCHEN TOUR, THAT FEATURED RSC
    32 FIRST HIP HOP TOUR
    AROUND THE WORLD THE ROXY TOUR, FUTURA, DONDI, INFINITI RAPPERS, ROCK STEADY, FAB 5 FREDDY. PHASE 2, MCDONALDS DOUBLE DUTCH GIRLS, AFRICA BAMBATTA, 
    33 OLD SCHOOL GEARS FROM THE 70'S AND EARLY 80'S BRITISH WALKERS, MARSHMALLOWS, PLAYBOYS, PRO KEDS 69ERS, SUEDE 69ERS, CORTEFIEL, AJ'S, OVER LAPS, MOCK NECKS, EL PACOS SWEATERS, U TEX, LEE SUITS, FRENCH CUTS, CAZALS, KANGOL TROPICS, BELL BOTTOM LEES WITH PERMANENT CREASES AND ONE LEG CUFFED, LEATHER TRENCH COAT, LEATHER BLAZERS, GOD FATHER BRIMS, OLD ENGLISH LETTER SWEAT SHIRTS,
    34 OLD SCHOOL GEARS FROM THE 80'S
    (note that allot of the 70's gears were also worn in the 80's as well) DC HALF FARMERS, NIKE CORTEZ, SCRUB SUITS, SHARK SKINS, OLD MAN SUIT JACKETS, NAME BUCKLES, NAME PLATES, SPALDING SHADES WITH NO LENS, LEATHER CHAUFFEUR HATS, ADIDAS SUITS, PUMA SUITS, NYLON BVD'S, SPIT FIRE KANGOLS, FELT HATS, FIBER GLASS CANES, SHELL TOE ADIDAS, SUEDE TIP ADIDAS, SUEDE PUMA CLYDES, CHUCK TAYLOR CONVERSE, LE TIGRE, CHAMS, PAINTED LEE SUITS (JACKET AND PANTS LEG), LEATHER BOMBERS (3 QUARTERS, FULL LENGTH, AND SHORT CUTS), LEATHER MICHELIN MAN BOMBERS, LEATHER BLAZERS, SHEEP SKIN COATS, PHAT LACES, 
    35 FIRST TV PERFORMANCE BY A MC GROUP FUNKY FOUR ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
    36 FAMOUS MC / DJ BATTLES
     COLD CRUSH FOUR -VS — FANTASTIC FIVE (Harlem World)
    BAMMBATTA -VS- DISCO KING MARIO(the Bronx jr. high school 123
    KOOL MOE DEE -VS- BUZY B
    COLD CRUSH FOUR -VS- FORCE MC'S (Statin Island)
    37 MC COWBOY'S MC CONTRIBUTIONS. Cowboy was the first MC for Flash, who pioneered phrases like "Throw your hands in the air, and wave 'em like ya just don't care!," Clap your hands to the beat!," and "Everybody say, ho!," 
    38 THE ART OF BEAT JUGGLING (manipulating two turntables to create a whole new beat) BROUGHT TO THE FOREFRONT BY DJ STEVIE D
    39 THE TRANSFORMER SCRATCH JAZZY JEF AND CASH MONEY BOTH CONTRIBUTED TO THE CREATION OF THIS STYLE

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