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Intro para: A cultural movement that started in the AA community and moved mainstream. Constituents of hip hop: graffiti art, break dancing, DJing (cutting and scratching), and rapping or emceeing. It was a subculture within the African American culture. But in the past 3 decades it has evolved beyond both its original creative forms and its target audience.

Roots of hip hop - Roots lie in the African American community. Always had some form of verbal jousting to accompany rhymes. Early 70 ¡ ¯s. KOOL HERE. Jamaican DJ moved to South Bronx. Talking over reggae, his old style, NY didn ¡ ¯t like, so he tried it with popular music.

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