History of Hip Hop Street Gangs
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History of Hip Hop Street Gangs

Explore the connection between street gangs and the history of hip hop dance, and understand the influence of hip-hop culture in poor neighborhoods of New York during a time of drugs and crime. Learn about the Black Spades gang and its ties to popular musicians.

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What was the name of the street gang that Afrika Bambaataa was a member of before becoming a popular musician?

Black Spades

In what year was the term 'hip-hop' first mentioned in the media?

1982

What contributed to the decline of gang activity in poor neighborhoods of New York?

Growing popularity and success of hip-hop dance and culture

What is the main purpose of social hip-hop dance in the 1980s?

<p>To bring people together and create a sense of unity</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who was often credited as one of the pioneers of teaching hip-hop dance at the beginning of the 21st century?

<p>Buddha Stretch</p> Signup and view all the answers

What sparked the rapid growth in popularity of hip-hop dance during the 1980s and 1990s?

<p>Success of hip-hop dance</p> Signup and view all the answers

What event led to the popularity of breaker teams like the Rock Steady Crew and the New York City Breakers?

<p>Filming of 'ritual battles' that were then imitated by teenagers</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the two main categories that hip-hop dance split into as it became more commercialized?

<p>Old School and New School</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are some basic dance moves associated with Old School hip-hop?

<p>Reebok, smurf, prep, cabbage patch, the wop, the fila (rembo), happy feet</p> Signup and view all the answers

What important stage in the formation of hip-hop as a dance genre involved the emergence of international competitions?

<p>International competitions in the form of battles and stage art</p> Signup and view all the answers

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