in 1978 while teasing a friend who had just joined theUSArmy, byscat singingthe words "hip/hop/hip/hop" in a way that mimicked therhythmiccadence
of marching soldiers.
Cowboy later worked the "hip hop" cadence into a part of his stage performance.
The group frequently performed with disco artists who would refer to this newtype of MC/DJ-produced music by calling them "those hip-hoppers". The name was originallymeant as a sign of disrespect, but soon come to identify this new music and culture.Other artists quickly copied the Furious Five and began using the term in their music. Theopening of the song "Rapper's Delight" byThe Sugarhill Gang, in addition to the verse on
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's own "Superrappin'", were both released in 1979.Lovebug Starski, a Bronx DJ who put out a single called "The Positive Life" in 1981, and DJ
Hollywoodthen began using the term when referring to this new
music. Hip hop pioneer and South Bronx community leader Afrika Bambaataaalso credits Lovebug Starski asthe first to use the term "Hip Hop," as it relates to the culture. Bambaataa, a former Black Spades gang member also did much to further popularize the term.
in theBronx, after moving to New York at the age of thirteen. Herc created the blueprint for hip hop music and culture by building upon the Jamaicantradition of toasting – or boasting impromptu poetry and sayings over music – which hewitnessed as a youth in Jamaica.
Herc and other DJs would tap into the power lines to connect their equipment and perform atvenues such as public basketball courts and at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, New York, ahistoric building "where hip hop was born".
Their equipment was composed of numerousspeakers, turntables, and one or more microphones.
to such an event, as the main backing track used was the break fromChic's