Prof. Amy Herzog
I notice that every dj was inspired by ether a particular person or a sound. The dj would be so expressive in the way that they would describe the way they got into djing
They would be in their bedroom playing music and causing a ruckus in their house hold.
Grand master flash use to spin records in his kitchen
Dj babo got in to djing as a young kid
Africa bambada was a leader in the hip hop community.
Djs usually got started when they were little kids on their parents recorded player.
They would have a lot of open hand jesters and head nodding when they speak. Djs like dj premier would get so excited when talking about the past and when they were growing up.
Rappers got paid a lot more than djs.
The word hip hop and rap had many definitions behind it.
B boying, style of dress, music, rap, djing and many more.
Djs would always have block parties with families friends and b boys
the djs would be behind the turntables and play songs all day
the way that they transition from one song to another song is by using a mixer
the mixer cosite of a cross fader that gives the dj the ability to listen to two songs simmltanouisly
Djs had different scratch techniques that manitulated the sound of the scratch
Dj DST had a huge influence on up and coming Djs.
Mix master mike was influence by Dj DST.
He became a turntablest because of him.
Mix master mike considered scratching a type of language in his mind.
Dj Qbert was considered one of the best scratch Djs known to man
He sent hours in his garage perfecting new scratch techniques.
The fresh sound was a very popular sound to DJ
Dj Qbert stated that the fresh sound is the best way to determine a DJ skill
I notice that the main turntable that Djs spin on was technique SL 1200.
Djs preformed at gigs to make money for a living.
Djs would sometimes preform with an mc to help hype the crowed.
People in the doc preformed their favorite sound with their mouth.
Djs would be so concentrated on the movement of their hands while scratching a record
Beat juggling is the live manipulation of music
As turntableist beat juggled they would move their hands back and forth between the turntable and the mixer.
As the dj move back and forth he would bob his head and look very concentrated while beat juggling.
Djs would move their hands back and forth to scratch a record on a turntable.
Djs would have their records sitting on top of a slip mat while scratching a record on a turn table.
Needles are used to feel the groove of the record to hear music
Djs would perform in live bands. They would scratch different breaks together to produce a new sound.
There are different kinds of DJs. Club, turntablest , radio, and performance djs
When dj Rocket had his dj performance it had such a profound influence on up and coming djs.
There are turntables companions called DMC were djs compete by beat juggling
DJs always proclaimed themselves the best at what they do.
When create diggers find records they like they get very excited. They spend all day going through dusty records.
A lot of djs also produce
Dj premier made a statement saying all DJs should produce music
When djs create digger they look for specific records that have different breaks that they need to produce a new record.
When dj premier did a performance with the guru he used his voice to get the crowed going and to hype man the guru voice while he raps.
Dj premier had a special way of getting the crowed going while preforming a song.
Djs make music for many different proposes. They make club records so people can party and deep lyrical music so people can study.
The scratch dj culture is about 40 years old.
Djs like to use a sample and scratch it over a continuous loop. The way they do it is have one turn table
Prof. Amy Herzog
What Ever Happened to Hip Hop (Documentary)
Africa bambadda said the definition of hip hop is the whole culture of movement
Hip hop has multiple meanings to it. It is often confused with the word rap
Rap is considered something you do by Africa bammbatta
Hip hop is considered to have nine elements
People describe hip hop as a universal language or a way of speaking to others
All artists in hip hop had a habit of looking up to someone that is a lot more experienced than them
Hip-hop is regarded as a way to have fun and to express oneself by Mc lyte
Kool g rap was considered to be an old school biggie.
There would have shown that had many feature artist.
During performance the artist would sway their hands and move to the rhythm of the beat
Artist would were various kinds of clothing. Some would were a lot of shiny colors like Africa Bammbada. Some other artist would were baggie clothing.
Songs that artist create needed continuous play on the radio to become popular and to go gold.
Song were used to express any idea that artist could think of.
In the past rap used to be about lyrical flow but not it is more of a direction of material goods.
Some of the people from back in the day are tired of hearing about material goods in rap music
Some people disliked the negativity that is within some hip hop songs.
Three corporations that control the circulation of music around the world.
Payola is a term use for a pay for play system that goes on when record labels pay djs to play their songs on the radio.
This causes people to get hooked on to songs that they hated when they first heard it.
There are rappers with talent that do not get exposure that they need because of payola. These rappers are considered underground and not usually heard of.
The group named little brother was unheard of because of lack of video play from BET
Their music was deemed as too intelligent for TV or radio.
Industries go for what will sell like one hit wonders
They will avoid technical rappers like most def. and immortal technique
Music back then was judged as a lot happier. Some rap music now does not have a lot of positive vibes behind it.
Artists are able to represent themselves and personality through their music.
Hip Hop is constantly under a revolution of change.
There is a huge difference in what is going on in hip hop in the 80s and 90s.
Artist like Mc lyte see a better future for hip hop
They point out a few problems and speak about the future with high hopes.