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Hip-Hop in Columbia Introduction Hip Hop is a very influential subculture, adored all over the world. MC’ing or rapping, break dance, graffiti and DJ’ing are considered as the four pillars of Hip-Hop. It originated in New York by late 1980's and spread quickly all over the world…
What began as a music practice common among the economically underprivileged groups like the Latino's and the African-American's transcended into an art form, without national boundaries in a very short time. Thesis Hip-hop in Columbia is not only viewed as a simple music form but as a media to express powerful feelings by the youth. The hip-hop music has international reach and the Columbian artists are using it efficiently to underline their plight to the world community through rapping. History of Afro-Columbian Hip-Hop Hip-Hop appeared in Columbia by late 1980's shortly after the art form had established itself as a distinguished sub-culture in the US. Los Generales R&R, an Afro-Columbian group is reported to be one of the first groups to entertain Columbian music lovers already mesmerized by MC Hammer and NWA. Los Generales broke up shortly after releasing their first CD. But, they were followed by groups like Gotas de Rap and La Etina in the early 1990's paving way for steady growth of Columbian hip-hop. Both the groups were known for expressing their social concerns through their lyrics, and adapting a very independent style which served as an inspiration for the development of later Columbian hip-hop style. ...
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