University of Michigan the Hip Hop Years Part 1 Video Discussion Questions


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1. What is significant about DJ Kool Herc (three things): 2. What is significant about Afrika Bambaataa (two things)? 3. What is the "Zulu Nation?" 4. What are breakbeats? AND What is the source of the most important breakbeats? 5. How does the name "Hip-Hop" emerge? 6. 1979 saw the first wide-scale Hip-Hop commercial release. What was the name of the album? 7. What were some of the criticisms of this recording? 8. After the music, what became another key (non-musical) element of Hip-Hop culture? 9. Why is the release of "Planet Rock" important? 10. Explain the connection between Grandmaster Flash and "The Message." ...
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1. What is significant about DJ Kool Herc (three things):
DJ Kool Herc is considered Hip Hop’s founding father. He built his first sound system in 1971 in
a housing project in South Bronx. As a DJ, Kool Herc specialized in making continuous dance
music that would later gain popularity among the locals who attended his parties.

2. What is significant about Afrika Bambaataa (two things)?

Afrika Bambaataa is a Hip Hop pioneer and DJ. He was well known as a notorious gang leader,
and was responsible for leading his gang (organization) from street violence to music, thus
forming the “Zulu Nation.” As a result, c...

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