FACTOLOGY - YOUR QUESTIONS

 

Did Hip Hop start in the South Bronx or West Bronx?
Hip Hop DJing had no name at the beginning, but the DJ element started in the West Bronx, by a DJ ,who name was Kool DJ Herc. Hip Hop as a Culture was started and named by Afrika Bambaataa in the South Bronx. It is Afrika Bambaataa who pull the 4 elements together (DJing, B-Boys, B-Girls, MCing (Rap),and Grafitti all together and gave The 5th Element which was Knowledge,which later he added Knowledge,Culture and Overstanding which holds all of it together.

Did Afrika Bambaataa started DJing after Kool DJ Herc?
Afrika Bambaataa started DJing at a very young age as well as giving numerous parties in the Southeast Bronx. Afrika Started DJing in the year 1970 playing with home turntables in a place called The Old Center in Bronx River Houses. He also had played with his mentor Kool DJ Dee, Tyrone and MC JoJo and Lovebug Starski, Disco King Mario, Tex DJ Hollywood throughout the years way before their was a name called Hip Hop. He also played on Pete DJ Jones System when he use to come and play in the Bronx River section. Afrika Bambaataa, Disco King Mario, Kool Dj Dee, Tyrone, Lovebug Starski, JoJo, Tex DJ Hollywood all came from The Nortorius Black Spades Streetgang and it is a fact that Afrika Bambaataa and Disco King Mario had a Lockdown on the whole Southeast Bronx, where you had to get permission from them to play in any of the areas they had fully controll of. If you was not down with Bams Zulu Nation or their Family group Marios Chuck Chuck City Crew, then much problems would come your way.

Was the word Hip Hop out before there was a Culture called Hip Hop?
It is said that LoveBug Starski, Keith Cowboy and DJ Hollywood both was using it in their raps when Disco Rap was the big thing of the time. So Hip Hop the word has roots with the MCs (Master of Ceremonies) of the Disco era, but it is a Fact that Afrika Bambaataa's Whole Zulu Nation are the one who flip the name and made it a Culture. And all the other DJs who came after Kool DJ Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash fell into the Hip Hop Culture.

Was Grandmaster Flash from Bams Area?
Flash who came some years after Bam was from another part of the SouthBronx and he gave to Hip Hop Culture the quickmix DJ style as well as his MCs gave more of the rhyming style of Hip Hop. Bam gave more of the music of Hip Hop, a visionary to spread the music throughout the Tri -State area and then the world and both Flash and Bam started adding electronic instruments to their sets like beat boxes and synthesizers, which even made the parties more funkier. The same can be said for another great Zulu Nation DJ by the name of Grandmixer DST, later known as DXT.

What are some of the early known spots in the 1970s where Hip Hop was played at?
ECHO PARK, BRONX RIVER CENTER, THE HEVALOW, T-CONNECTION, ESCTASY GARAGE DISCO, SPARKLE, SKATE KEY, THE WORLD ROLLER RINK, THE PUZZLE, SKATING PALACE, FUNKY 3 (JHS 123), HILLTOP, VALLY PARK, EDEN WALL CENTER, MONROE CENTER, JHS 131, I.S. 167, SOUNDVIEW CENTER, BLACK DOOR, PS 23 PARK, MONROE HIGH SCHOOL, FOREST HOUSES CENTER, P.A.L.BX, AUDUBON BALLROOM, P.A.L. HARLEM, MINISINK CENTER, RENEZOUNSE BALL ROOM, BOSTON ROAD BALL ROOM, JANE ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL, GOMPERS HIGH SCHOOL, CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL, DE WITT CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL, ADLAI E STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL, LAFAYETTE HOUSES CENTER, MORE HOUSES GYM, HUNTS POINT PALACE, COLGATE GARDENS BALLROOM, DISCO INFERNAL, PRINTING HIGH SCHOOL,100 PARK, SACWERN HOUSES CENTER, SCHLERS HOUSES CENTER, TRIO HOUSES CENTER, CASTLE HILL HOUSES CENTER AND PARK, BOSTON SECOR HOUSES CENTER, MT. VERNON BOYS CLUB, EVANDER CHILDS HIGH SCHOOL, YONKERS HIGH SCHOOL, RIVER PARK TOWERS CENTER, RIVERVIEW CENTER, POLISH COMMUNITY CENTER, AMITYVILLE L.I. CENTER, ROSEVELT L.I. SKATING RINK, SPRING VALLEY SKATING RINK, STAMFORD CT.HIGH SCHOOL, YERWOOD CENTER, WHITE PLAINS CONVENTION CENTER, THE CANTEEN, HARLEM WORLD, 18 PARK, CROTONA PARK, SAVOY MANOR 149TH ST., DISCO FEVER

Who are the first original Female Pioneers of Hip Hop?
Lisa Lee, Sha Rock, Queen Kenya, Paula & Tonya Winley Debbie Deb, Mercedez Ladies, Pebbly Poo, Sequence

Who was the first Female DJ in Hip Hop Culture?
The first Hip Hop DJ was Zulu Queen Wanda Dee. Then Jazzy Joyce

What are the names of other DJ's and M.C.s who were in the early years of Hip Hop Culture?
DJ Red Alert, Afrika Zambu & The Soulsonic Force, Afrika Islam & Funk Machine, Afrika Issac, Disco King Mario & The Chuck City Crew, DJ Nicky Dee, DJ Ronie Ron, DJ Desie, Cosmic Force, DJ Kenny Ken, Mean Gene,Grand Wizzard Theodore & The Fanstastic Romantic MC's, DJ Breakout, DJ Baron & The Funky Four Plus 1 More, Tex DJ Hollywood, Grand Mixer D.S.T & The Infinity Rappers, Love Squidd & The Devastating 4, DJ Charlie Chase,DJ Tony Tone & The Cold Crush Brothers, DJ Casanova Fly, Sponnie G & The Trecherous 3, Dougie Fresh & The Get Fresh Krew, Easy LG, DJ Superman, DJ Sinbad, Queen Kenya, Jazzy 5, DJSmokey & The Smoke a Trons, DJ Supreme, DJ Darryl C & The Crash Crew, DJ Coke LA Rock, Timmy Smalls, DJ Cool Clyde,DJ Lightening Lance, MC Lil Sha Rock, Dr. Rock & The Force MC's, DJ White Flash, Disco Whiz,DJ Whiz Kid, Wanda Dee, Clark Kent, Kool Klye The Starchild, Solo Sounds, Kool DJ AJ, Kurtis Blow, Deadly Sin Crew, Force 5 MC's, Disco 4, Mean Machine, Disco Twins, T-Ski Valley, Ultimate 4 MC's, Fearless 4, DJ Crazy Eddie, Sequence, Pambaataa, DJ Hollywood, The Hypnotizing 5 MC's, Lil Theodore, DJ Jimmy Jaz, Donald Dee, Disco Bee, DJ Sisco, DJ Kevy Kev Rockwell, PT Disco, Collins Brothers, Double Trouble, Rob The Gold, Rammelizee, DJ Ruddy Tee, CD3, Death Committe, Spyder D, Supreme Team, Fantastic 3, Awesome 4, etc.

What and where was the first HIP HOP SHOW ON TV?
The first hip hop show on television history was not in the USA but was in fact in the country of France called Hip Hop and its host was a guy name Sydney who also was the first Leader of The Universal Zulu Nation of France, before Queen Candy took over and made an army of Zulus in France. The first MTV Hip Hop show call Yo MTV Raps did not start in USA but started in England first with Sophie Bramey who is know as Africa Lakoum of The Universal Zulu Nation of France, which later on Fab Five Freddy took over the spot in the USA and became the show of all the world to see on MTV (YO MTV Raps). So it was Universal Zulu Nation members who first brought Hip Hop to T.V.

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