Black History Month: Birth of Hip Hop

Black History Month: Birth of Hip Hop

There are 5 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Feb 1, 2007, titled Black History Month: Birth of Hip Hop. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

African-American youth from the Bronx are credited with creating a phenomenon during the - 70s known as rap.

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E Hubbard

Orangeburg, SC

#1 Feb 5, 2007
I think it is great that you guys included the birth of Rap in the rememberance of Black History. Despite the negative publicity Rap often receives, it's an invention of Afro-Americans that is so celebrated in the Black community.This celebration gives hope and ,in some cases, Knowledge to millions of Black youth who find themselves in situation similar to the M.C.'s rap.

Since: Jan 07

Liberty Township

#2 Feb 5, 2007
E Hubbard wrote:
I think it is great that you guys included the birth of Rap in the rememberance of Black History. Despite the negative publicity Rap often receives, it's an invention of Afro-Americans that is so celebrated in the Black community.This celebration gives hope and ,in some cases, Knowledge to millions of Black youth who find themselves in situation similar to the M.C.'s rap.
Problem is the "knowledge" often denigrates women, encourages disrespect for authority, glamorizes a life of crime, and emphasizes material possession.
inkster

United States

#3 Dec 6, 2011
Run DMC
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aunt loweesha

Melrose, FL

#4 Dec 6, 2011
Vanilla ice
MakeSense

Columbia, SC

#5 Dec 7, 2011
I have no problem with folks proud of this music. However, I wish they wouldn't "share" it with me 24/7 from car speakers that shake my house off the foundation. Please stop!

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