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...hip-hop culture began as early as in 1969 in South Bronx - the black ghetto of New York. The term 'hip-hop,' was coined much later, when the growing culture gained a lot of popularity and needed its own name. Hip-hop was born under the influence of traditional Jamaican street dancing, where the Disco Jockey (DJ) puts on the records with reggae and the poets recite their verses to this music. The main feature of such events was their independent, street character, and the leading role of the DJ.
Before hip-hop came into being, an American DJ was a ghost-like personality, a paid worker in a big club playing what his employers... the portrayal of masculinity in the world of rap music 2009 The history of...