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50 YEARS OF HIP HOP
In the vibrant cultural landscape of New York City, precisely five decades ago, a revolutionary art form was born, forever altering the course of music, dance, and self-expression. The year was 1973, and from the heart of the Bronx emerged an innovative movement that would come to be known as Hip Hop.
Rooted in the struggles and aspirations of marginalized communities, Hip Hop served as a creative outlet, a means of empowerment, and a voice for the voiceless. Born out of adversity, this art form encapsulated the four essential elements that continue to define it: graffiti, DJing, breaking and MCing.