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DJ Kool Herc, a Jamaican immigrant is often regarded as the father of hip-hop music. Eventually, the largest power generator in the area, known as Big Allis, shut down. Most parents soon followed suit and moved closer to the schools. Below is a clip of extras from the film called Style Wars on graffiti in New York City submitted by YouTube user TheHistoryofRap At the same time, in the s, the vacancy rates were at their highest in the South Bronx because of desegregation policies bussing students of color to different schools to put desegregation policies in action. A couple of years prior, in , the city had turned to the federal government for a bailout. Everything was still being discovered and everything was still innovative and new. This was fairly normal, and everything was fine—until a second bolt of lightning struck. Further destruction was brought about by a man named Robert Moses, perhaps unintentionally, whose urban renewal plan included construction of the Cross Bronx Expressway straight through the middle of the South Bronx. Joe Schloss, the hip-hop researcher from City University, buys it, with a caveat. The electricity from the affected line was diverted to another line. By: thierry ehrmann All of these oppressive factors set up the ideal environment for the flowering of hip-hop to take place, like a rose that grew from the concrete. Caz admits that he himself stole new equipment that night. Today is a worldwide phenomenon. As mentioned before, his Sedgwick Ave apartment is considered the birthplace of hip-hop, where he used to throw block parties for everyone in the neighborhood. This week's edition—about the NewYork City blackout that may have catalyzed the hip-hop movement—can be played below.

In the United States, hip-hop music began to move away from the dance floor and focus more on rappers by the mids and 90s. As more and more lines failed, the whole system faltered.

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Public programs had been cut, arson was rampant, and poverty was rife. The vacant spots made the perfect destination for block parties from whence the culture of hip-hop came about.

The youth of the South Bronx were raised in a society that told them that they were not wanted or cared for, and so they took these sentiments of anger and abandonment and transformed the negative energy in an entire new culture that flourished from it.

New York was in the middle of a citywide blackout—with power failing in all five boroughs—and pretty soon, things started to get tense. This was fairly normal, and everything was fine—until a second bolt of lightning struck.

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Or keep reading to learn more. Below is a clip of extras from the film called Style Wars on graffiti in New York City submitted by YouTube user TheHistoryofRap At the same time, in the s, the vacancy rates were at their highest in the South Bronx because of desegregation policies bussing students of color to different schools to put desegregation policies in action.

We thought we had drained too much power and we shorted out the electricity.

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