Today in Hip Hop History

Kool Herc

Father of Hip Hop”

 KoolHercHip Hop is the voice of this generation. Even if you didn’t grow up in the Bronx in the 70’s, Hip Hop is there for you. It has become a powerful force. Hip Hop binds all of these people,all of these nationalities, all over the world together- Kool Herc!
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Kool Herc is credit for extending the Break of the Beat the Get down section of the song by using two copies of the same Records. He played Old Funk, Soul and R&B as well as Reggae. The Break Beat laid the foundation for the Bboy’s (Break Dancers).

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On August 11, 1973, Kool Herc hosted a Back To School Jam at 1520 Sedgwick Ave “Rec Room from 9:00pm through 4:00am. Ladies $.25 Cent and Fella $.50 Cent. This event is credit for being the beginning of Hip Hop Culture. Kool-Herc-2

 Kool Herc went on Djing at Parties, Block Parties and House Parties with his huge PA system gathering all to enjoy his festivities. Becoming the first Hip Hop Deejay and starting a movement for Bboys/ Bgirl and Hip Hop itself, Herc is still a living legend and still enjoy going to Hip Hop events. 

 

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Hip Hop Against Violence 2016-17

JAM MASTER JAY FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH/EMBRACING A.R.M.S & HIP HOP ED 4 YOUTH
PRESENTS:
HIP HOP AGAINST VIOLENCES 2016-17

We are preparing for the 2016 HIP HOP AGAINST VIOLENCE School Tour Seminar and Workshop for 2016-17 School Year.

This year event Theme is Hip Hop Education and Mental Heath in the Inner-City community.
This year Topics will include:
-Importance of merging Hip Hop and Education
-Mental Health/ Counseling Service for our Youth and Families
-Anger Management/ Behavior Modification
-Leadership
-Guns Control and Violences
and Performances
We are looking forward for your support as we work towards Ending the Violence in our Community, Music Culture, and Youth/Teens.

PLEASE WATCH OUR VIDEO’S and TWO DOCUMENTARIES!

 

 

 

 

 

Hip Hop in Harrisburg School District

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Hip Hop Educator/ Instructors Ms. Michele & Zulu Bratz Film By Michele Hairston©

The Bboy workshop is a class which target Students who lack in Social Skills ,Emotional and Behavioral Problems from grades 1st- 12th, we teach the basic skills of Foundation, Musicality, Fundamentals and more important the History of the original Hip Hop Dance.

Our Mission is to Bridge a Gap and promote a better Social and Communication skills through Breaking and Education System. Here is a small Documentary that was created by my 1st- 5th Grade Breaking Class in Harrisburg School District. Enjoy! 

Who is Tishiro

Hip Hop Teen of the Week 

Feb 16th-Feb 22nd

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A Brooklyn native who love the Art of Graffiti Writing and a Bboy lives the life of a young Hip Hop Educator.  Tishiro Jones who is a bboy and a Graffiti Writer is apart of a crew called Star City Rebels and the Universal Zulu Nation Pennsylvania youth chapter called Zulu Bratz . Tishiro who is a twin enter the world of Hip Hop at the age of 10 following his oldest brother footsteps. He became a Graffiti writer by creating his own style and tagging in his black book. 

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Tishiro who teaches the elements of Bboying in the Harrisburg City School to youth from the ages of 8-13 years old learned the life of a Hip Hop Educator and using his knowledge which he was taught by other Hip Hop Educators and Pioneers . Tishiro is on tour with the Hip Hop Against Violence who partner with the Jam Master Jay Foundation and Embracing Arms Inc which both is a 501 C3 Non Profit, On the tour Shiro is battling his chapter member to display peace and unity through Hip Hop and the Art of Dance.  If you want to know more about Tishiro go to his Facebook page and requested him.