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hip-hop

(Encyclopedia) hip-hop: see rap music .

Hip-Hop's Radical Roots, Part 2

Artists like Brooklyn's Mos Def and Talib Kwali are keeping hip-hop's community consciousness vital.Pioneering DJs such as Bambaataa, Flash, DXT, Herc, and others commenced a nonstop quest for…

Hip-Hop's Radical Roots, Part 3

For more than a decade, artists like the Jungle Brothers have kept hip-hop fresh and inventive by transforming and "derailing" musical convention. Further Reading Black Noise, Tricia Rose The…

Hip-Hop's Radical Roots, Part 1

by Jace Clayton This article was posted on February 25, 1999. 1978, New York City. Dead summer. The city was always public but an inescapable heat sends folks out of their apartments and…

rap music

(Encyclopedia) rap music or hip-hop, genre originating in the mid-1970s among black and Hispanic performers in New York City, at first associated with an athletic style of…

Muhammad, Benjamin Franklin Chavis

(Encyclopedia) Muhammad, Benjamin Franklin Chavis, 1948–, African-American civil-rights and religious leader, b. Oxford, N.C., as Benjamin Franklin Chavis, Jr. An activist from boyhood…

music video

(Encyclopedia) music video, videotaped performance of a recorded popular song, usually accompanied by dance or a fragmentary story and sometimes employing concert footage. Typically…

Moog, Robert Arthur

(Encyclopedia) Moog, Robert Arthur mōg [key], 1934–2005, American electronic engineer, inventor of the Moog synthesizer, b. New York City, grad. Queens College (B.S, 1957), Columbia (B…

Feld, Eliot

(Encyclopedia) Feld, Eliot, 1942–, American dancer and choreographer, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. As a teenager he danced in musicals, notably West Side Story on Broadway and film, and on…