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No School Like The Old School


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A brief history of Old School Hip Hop.

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No School Like The Old School

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  2. 2. Who started it? <ul><li>First rapper – first heard in the 1950s </li></ul><ul><li>Used instrumental breaks like ‘Funky Drummer’ - later sampled by 1000s of rappers worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Quoted by virtually every black musician as an inspiration </li></ul>
  3. 3. R.I.P. James Brown 1933-2006
  4. 4. Hip Hop as we know it?
  5. 5. Kool DJ Herc <ul><li>Real name Clive Campbell </li></ul><ul><li>Jamaican sound system to the Bronx, NY. </li></ul><ul><li>First to use instrumental breaks in records </li></ul><ul><li>Widely regarded as the original innovator </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is Hip Hop?
  7. 7. The First DJs <ul><li>Grandmaster Flash </li></ul><ul><li>Probably the first to use emcees to pump the crowd </li></ul><ul><li>First to use 2 decks to repeat the same drum break over and over </li></ul>
  8. 8. Flash’s innovation <ul><li>He taped a switch between the decks enabling a fast transition between the left & right deck. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Flash’s group
  10. 10. 3 rd Legendary Dj <ul><li>Afrika Bambaataa </li></ul><ul><li>Leader of the Black Spades street gang </li></ul><ul><li>Block party veteran with massive record collection </li></ul>
  11. 11. On vinyl… <ul><li>Released one of the first electronic hip hop tunes, Planet Rock, in 1982 </li></ul><ul><li>Rapped & dj’d with his group the Soulsonic Force </li></ul>
  12. 12. On the radio <ul><li>Dj Red Alert was the first to bring rap to a legal radio station. </li></ul><ul><li>He worked on NYC’s Kiss FM </li></ul><ul><li>All the famous hip hop pioneers still play today around the world. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Breakdance mania <ul><li>NYC breakers & The Rock Steady Crew were the best known of all the breakdance crews. </li></ul><ul><li>Dancing replaced fighting on the streets (most of the time) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Hip Hop films <ul><li>Wild Style was the first movie, in 1982 featuring Grandmaster Flash, DST and others </li></ul><ul><li>Beat Street soon followed, with NYC Breakers & Bambaataa then many more. </li></ul>
  15. 15. The 3 rd part… <ul><li>Graffiti originated in Philly in the late 60s but took off in NYC in the mid 1970s. </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘Golden Age’ was the early 80s, with the most respected writer being… </li></ul>
  16. 16. Seen
  17. 17. Meanwhile, in the UK… <ul><li>Tim Westwood was the first to spin rap records on LWR 92.5FM. </li></ul><ul><li>He moved to the illegal Kiss FM later. </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Radio also had a good rap show with Mike Allen. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Old to new school <ul><li>Around 1985 RUN DMC became the kings of the new school </li></ul><ul><li>LL Cool J was 16 years old when he released his ‘Radio’ album. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Nowadays… <ul><li>LL Cool J still makes records </li></ul><ul><li>Run is now a preacher </li></ul><ul><li>Jam-Master Jay was murdered. </li></ul><ul><li>Their legacy continues… </li></ul>
  20. 20. The End