of us have unanswered questions of the origin of hip-hop.
Hip-hop has gone global from the roots of African-Americans.
It is a form of music where you can express your thoughts
and feelings through the emphatic way of rhyming. The derivation
of this unique genre of music formerly started in the Bronx
with a dj from a Jamaican by the name of Kool Herc in the
70’s. His rhymes were ab libed over records of the genre of
music reggae. Back then, party-goers would use their inimitable
ability to rhyme and recite popular phrases. It was common
for the dj to acknowledge people at the party. After he would
get done acknowledging these people, they would in turn shout
their own names and slogans. As this continued on in frequent
parties, they began to rhyme with what they were shouting
out. Before you knew it, students in school would freestyle
to one another with rhymes of their own. Most people would
make use of their rhymes in parties. During that duration
of time, rap wasn’t called ‘rap.’ It was rather called ‘emceeing.’
As Kool Herc advanced, he allowed two of his friends, Coke
La Rock and Clark Kent to carry out the microphone duties.
They were the first emcee team entitled as Kool Herc and the