Where Did Hip Hop Begin?

Hip hop began in the Bronx, New York back in the 1970s. It is an art form and a kind of poetry with roots in African American music and West African oral tradition. It began as a combination of different kinds of music, funk and soul, and DJs playing around with different beats, but also, importantly, as way of speaking out on social, political, and personal issues. Initially it was practiced by MCs at parties, often delivering moving, clever, and important critique of social events. Wikipedia provides an extensive background: For more information see here: