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Hip Hop: The Get Down

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What is Hip-Hop?

 

Hip-hop originated in South Bronx New York City which is a predominantly African-American area in the 1970s. Hip pop also called a rap is comprised of four elements: DJing or turntabling, rapping/MCing /rhyming, graffiti painting also known as graf or writing and B-boying. Hip-hop was created in in the 1970s South Bronx which was very impoverished. These hip hoppers used their music to display their circumstances. Even till this day rappers and hip-hop artist use their craft two display their past reality or their current reality.

The Get Down

The Netflix original series they get down is about everything hip-hop. From graffiti to Mcing to Djing it covers every aspect of the growth and development of hip-hop in the South Bronx during the 70s. Though dramatized for entertainment this series is based on true stories and really events.

Director Baz Luhrmann got Dj Grandmaster Flash (hip hop pioneer, know for scratching, djing, and mcing) to be a part of this collaboration to create The Get Down. He is an important part of the series because not only is he writing on it but his life is a part of the series and is played by actor Mamoudou Athie. Not only did they get Grandmaster Flash to be a part of this amazing collaboration but they also got rapper Nas to be a rate for this series.

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