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Old 05-01-2005, 04:56 AM   #1
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Hip Hop History pt 3

FAMOUS DJ'S THAT CAME AFTER HERC
AFRIKA BAMBAATAA: known as the man with a thousand records. BAM'S collection was no doubt the largest, and the most versatile. Bam was also the leader of the largest ghetto organization in NYC. The ZULU NATION. And eventually landed a major deal on TOMMY BOY RECORDS along with mc's POW WOW, GLOBE, and MR. BIG'S. they went on to record one of the most famous hip hop songs of all time. "PLANET ROCK".
GRAND MASTER FLASH: Known as the creator of the quick mix (speed) , cutting, and also makes claim along with DJ THEODORE for inventing the scratch., FLASH was also the DJ for one of the most influential hip hop groups "GRAND MASTER FLASH AND THE FURIOUS FIVE"
Mc's: COWBOY, MELLE MEL, KID CREOLE, MR. NES (SCORPIO)), RAHIEM.
they went on to record many hit records including one of the first rap records ever:
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).
GRAND WIZARD THEODORE: The inventor of the needle drop, and also the scratch. He was the younger brother of a well known DJ "MEAN GENE" and part of a crew called "THE L BROTHERS" and he eventually became part one the most famous crews "FANTASTIC 5" along with RUBY D, PRINCE WHIPPER WHIP, DATA ROCK, KEVIE KEV,. FANTASTIC 5 were well known for all there accomplishments. But they are best remembered for there battle against THE COLD CRUSH 4.
LOVE BUG STARSKI: Starski was probably the best party rocker of his time, he was one of the first DJ MC'S, and was also known for coining the mc rhyme phrase "HIP HOP SHOOWOP DA BOP. Starski is rarely given props for his accomplishments in HIP HOP. But his crowd rocking style gave way to many DJ's and mc's.
OTHER DJ's WHO PAVED THE WAY WERE:
CHARLIE CHASE: DJ for the cold crush four, and also known for bridging the gap between African American and Latino youth.
AFRICA ISLAM: Known as the son of BAMBAATAA, he was a bboy/ DJ, and had the perfect feel for playing breaks for the hardcore bboys. he had a crew called the MAY BERRY CREW with mc's DONALD D and KID VICIOUS.
GRAND MIXER DST: Besides being a dope BBOY / DJ / PRODUCER. DST had incredible DJ skills, and recorded some great under ground records with his crew "THE INFINITY RAPPERS" (MC'S SHAHIEM, and ), But DST will always be remembered by his work with HERBIE HANCOCK on the hit record "ROCKIT" back in the mid 80's.
WHIZ KID: This man was at one time know as the simply the best. All you ever heard in the streets was that nobody can mess with WHIZ KID. He showcases his versatility on the hit record "PLAY THAT BEAT" along with MC GLOBE of the soul sonic force. In this song WHIZ KID DEMONSTRATED different scratch for every name that GLOBE CALLED out. He is no longer with us and will be missed by all OG HIP HOPERS.
OTHER INFLUENTIAL DJ's
there were many DJ's that were around during the creation of HIP HOP culture, but most were known as main stream, and disco DJ's. it is the opinion of many that herc was known as the DJ of the ghettos, and for focusing his sound on break beats rather than disco. These are some of the big DJ's of that time who still had a major influence on hip hop culture.
KOOL DJ DEE
DJ TEX
DISCO KING MARIO
JOHNNY THUNDER BIRD
HOLLYWOOD
GRAND MASTER FLOWERS
DJ PETE DJ JONES
EDDIE CHEEBA
THE BREAK BEAT
(the percussive part of many SOUL, FUNK, and R&B records)
To get to the origin of HIP HOP, we need to examine one of it's main components. "THE BREAK BEAT "what this word signifies is a style of drumming that influenced BBOYS/ BGIRLS, to "GO OFF". All HIP HOP rhythms have it's origin in AFRICAN MUSIC. But to be specific we have to go back to the most influential DRUMMERS, of the time period when FUNK music with break beats were being recorded.
EARL PALMER
ROGER HAWKINS
CLAYTON FILLYAU
CLYDE STUBBLEFIELD
MELVIN PARKER
JAMES "DIAMOND" WILLIAMS
JAMES GADSON
AL JACKSON, JR.
ANDY NEWMARK
DAVID GARIBALDI
JOHN "JABO" STARKS
MAURICE WHITE
RAY TORRES
MIKE CLARK
And many more drummers contributed to the sound that molded what HIP HOP is today. This particular drum sound was said to have been created in NEW ORLEANS. According to the book "GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME" (I highly recommend this book). Drummers like EARL PALMER (who is said to be the earliest funk style drummer ever) would imitate all the sounds coming from hundreds of marching band drummers who fused Latin percussion influences from the AFRICANS in NEW ORLEANS native land BRAZIL. Add the sounds of new Orleans jazz to this gumbo and you have a unique sound that jazz drummers would imitate but only on one drum kit (as opposed to hundreds of drummers) this added a whole new syncopation to the drum patterns of that day which was like a revolution in music. You see according to CLAYTON FILLYAU, when he started playing for JAMES BROWN, he refused to have the band lean on him as just a live click track, he pretty much made it clear that he was doing his thing and other musicians better keep up. When CLAYTON played on live at the APOLLO. That became a major break through for funk drumming. And before you knew it, every band had a drummer with a similar sound. BREAK BEATS eventually became the heart and soul of what we call hip hop today. BREAK BEATS is what AFRIKA BAMMBATTA used to describe to the young ROCK STEADY bboys as "THE CALL OF THE DRUM". Once the drums start playing, people that fell the spirit of these drums will gather. And this is what was referred to as a "JAM" no matter how far you were, once a DJ started playing these beats. People would gather from all parts of the Bronx to one spot. Some people will here about a jam from word of mouth. But allot of people will actually hear the music from afar and rush over to the jam. The BREAK BEAT was so powerful that it attracted people from all communities (mostly AFRICAN AMERICAN, PUERTO RICANS, ). And these people would gather in the jams to hear there favorite beats, chill with some ladies, show off there latest gears (clothes), and also to BATTLE. These beats that were manually looped to extend them (thanks to the innovation by KOOL HERC), created an atmosphere that was some what a blood line connection to the tribal pasts of these young African American, and Puerto Rican teenagers. A DJ would tease the crowd with the opening of a funk song with the vocals singing over the beat, guitars, and horns. But once that break would kick in, the crowd would get down harder and the DJ would then manually extend the break with two turntables and back spinning the records in such a way as to get the crowd in a frenzy. By show casing the DJ's speed, and precise on time cuts. The crowd would respond by getting down harder with there latest moves and dance. But to get the crowd into the grooves even harder the DJ's started introducing vocalists that would chant, and crowd please and
keep the people partying. These vocalists were called "MC'S".

DIGGIN FOR BEATS/ DIGGIN IN THE CRATES/ FINDING BREAK BEATS
One of the most forgotten arts of HIP HOP is undoubtedly the art of finding break beats. it seems that most of today's DJs are more focused in showcasing there skills than finding funky new ill breaks from obsolete rare records and impressing the crowds with a new beat. this art form was probably the main element that actually kept people comin back to jams. just to hear what new beats there favorite DJ would surprise the crowds with. Besides keepin the party rockin and making the people move. DJs were also known for certain break beats that they introduced to the HIP HOP ears. KOOL HERC was known for washing off record lables and replacing them with different ones so that other rival DJs would not know what record he was playing. they would sneak a peak at his records and go to the record shops only to find out that they were tricked into buying the wrong albums. places where HERC and many other DJs would buy there breaks at were places like "the RHYTHM DEN", or "DOWNSTAIRS RECORDS". back in the early 70's it was all about the rare breaks. scratchin, and cuttin was a the criteria of the future, but in 73 it was all about your sound system, and who had what record that nobody else had. that was the marks of respect. Also look at the article "beat_quest.htm".
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