Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Original Hip

Poetry Magazine blog said: I know that a primary root of hip-hop is Jamaican toasters delivering rhymes and declamations over portable sound systems in the 1960s, and that a version of this was introduced to the Bronx by the Jamaican-born DJ Kool Herc, an early pioneer of hip-hop. I also realize that the Last Poets are important figures in the genre’s birth. More generally, hip-hop is part of the African-diaspora derived “signifyin’” practices Henry Louis Gates, Jr., so famously wrote about. This is all very true. But I’d like to make the case that ________ is one of the original hip-hop poets.
You'd be surprised


Anonymous volume-addict said...

She gots to pack a Gat and some scrilla to get gully and kick it wit' da homies...

...I really am not sure what that means.

7:03 AM  
Blogger frank cimatu said...

i think i got it

9:57 AM  

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