Sunday, July 22, 2007
It started with 2 turntables and a microphone. The work of the DJs enormously influenced other music genras such as Techno, house, Hardstyle, Hardcore. In Europe you can see that lots of kids who was spinning hip hop records crossed over to spinning House music. These kids learned the techniques from spinning hip hop records.
Not only the sounds were adpoted by genras such as Trip hop, Trance and techno, but also the producing techniques. I personally know a kid, who listen to lot of hip hop, but he is a House DJ. He recently bought a gadget called Tork, which makes him able to scratch with MP3s.
Although some claim hip hop is not real music,because it contains sex and voilence.
I know for sure it is an art. I am not the only one. The critics only hear the mainstream raps. They need to check out the underground stuff.