Davey D?s Hip Hop Corner

| June 4, 2003

As long as you can get past the comic sans font, Davey D?s Hip Hop Corner is a good place to get a beat on what?s going on in the world of hip hop. The self-proclaimed hip hop historian, journalist, deejay, and community activist does a great job of covering political and cultural issues close to hip hop. On the ?Hip Hop and Politics? portion of the site, D has archived articles on topics ranging from reparations for slavery to the FCC and radio consolidation. He also draws attention to politically outspoken rappers like Paris and Boots Riley of The Coup. In the ?Hip Hop History? portion, the Bronx-born D dispels all rumors that the art form may have originated in Queens Bridge and tells the story of hip hop?s venerable patriarch Kool Herc, the Jamaican DJ who moved to the West Bronx with a style that would become a culture. He also explains how toasts and dub talk over reggae music became the ?check one two? of early hip hop. After you?ve familiarized yourself with all the important details integral to hip hop, you can test your knowledge with Davey D?s hip hop quizzes. Can you name six original members of the Wu-Tang Clan? Or do you know what well-known rapper was once married to KRS-One? Test yourself and find out how hip hop you really are.
?Nick Garafola

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