Oral Performers: Tricia Rose

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Oral Performers In her essay Tricia Rose, on Hip hop reader page seventeen to twenty three. Rose did a good job by explaining what rap music is and the origin of rap music. She talks about how Djs started off being the central figures in hip hop. Djs had their turntables and they supplied beats for break-dancers and soundtrack for graffiti. They were the main piece in helping hip-hop function. DJ Kool Herc was one of the more popular DJS and he was the innovator for other music that started around the time where hip-hop was at its peak. Moreover, Rose emphasize the significance of rap’s earliest DJ’s use of rock, because popular press on rap music has often referred to run “DMC’s” use of samples from rock band as a crossover strategy and

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