Zulu Union History

"We, the Members of Chosen Zulu, acknowledge that some of the pre-existing cultural elements of the “Indigenous” or “Native” People, came together to begin what we now understand to be the Music & Culture of Hip Hop around the year 1973 A.D.

We further acknowledge that some of the elements existed in some form immediately prior to the inception of the 4 major elements into the “Movement” at the time.

Meaning, there were already some DJ’s, though they weren’t “Hip Hop DJ’s” and there were M.C.’s, though they weren’t “Hip Hop Emcees”. And Graffiti existed though it wasn’t “Hip Hop Graffiti”. And elements of Break Dancing existed before we called them B-Boys/B-Girls.  

But in 1973 and the following years the Elements fused together to become the basis of the Culture which we now Know and Love as “Hip Hop”.

In time we hope to Create a timeline and have people contribute pics, flyers, audio samples and videos to fill in the missing pieces of the Untold History of Hip Hop, Around The World.

We will also continue creating and teaching lessons on the elements of Hip Hop, The Pioneers of the Culture, including Disco King Mario, DJ Kool Herc, GrandMaster Flash, Grand Wizard Theodore, and Many Many Others that contributed to the Evolution and Global Spread of the Hip Hop Culture, The Industry and The Movement over the years."

Source: Chapter 33 Chosen Zulu [Source Link (Read more here)]

What Is Hip Hop?

"We, the Members of Chosen Zulu, acknowledge that some of the pre-existing cultural elements of the “Indigenous” or “Native” People, came together to begin what we now understand to be the Music & Culture of Hip Hop around the year 1973 A.D.

We further acknowledge that some of the elements existed in some form immediately prior to the inception of the 4 major elements into the “Movement” at the time.

Meaning, there were already some DJ’s, though they weren’t “Hip Hop DJ’s” and there were M.C.’s, though they weren’t “Hip Hop Emcees”. And Graffiti existed though it wasn’t “Hip Hop Graffiti”. And elements of Break Dancing existed before we called them B-Boys/B-Girls.  

But in 1973 and the following years the Elements fused together to become the basis of the Culture which we now Know and Love as “Hip Hop”.

In time we hope to Create a timeline and have people contribute pics, flyers, audio samples and videos to fill in the missing pieces of the Untold History of Hip Hop, Around The World.

We will also continue creating and teaching lessons on the elements of Hip Hop, The Pioneers of the Culture, including Disco King Mario, DJ Kool Herc, GrandMaster Flash, Grand Wizard Theodore, and Many Many Others that contributed to the Evolution and Global Spread of the Hip Hop Culture, The Industry and The Movement over the years."

Source: Chapter 33 Chosen Zulu [Source Link (Read more here)]

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