What Do You Know About Hip Hop Music? Quiz

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WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT HIP HOP


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  • 1. 

    WHAT LEGENDARY DJ IS KNOWN AS THE FATHER OF HIP HOP ?

    • A.

      GRAND MASTER FLASH

    • B.

      KID CAPRI

    • C.

      KOOL HERC

    • D.

      DJ PREMIER

    • E.

      GRAND MASTER CAZ

    Correct Answer
    C. KOOL HERC
    Explanation
    Kool Herc is known as the father of hip hop because he is credited with pioneering the genre in the 1970s. He is known for his innovative DJ techniques, such as using two turntables to extend the instrumental breaks in songs, which became the foundation for hip hop music. Kool Herc's parties in the Bronx, New York, were instrumental in popularizing the hip hop culture and laying the groundwork for future DJs and MCs to develop the genre further.

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  • 2. 

    WHEN HIP HOP STARTED IN THE BRONX, WHAT TYPE OF ACTIVITY WAS USED TO LAUNCH IT ?

    • A.

      DANCE CONTESTS

    • B.

      GOSSIP

    • C.

      BLOCK PARTIES

    • D.

      SINGING CONTESTS

    • E.

      SPORTS

    Correct Answer
    C. BLOCK PARTIES
    Explanation
    Block parties were used to launch hip hop in the Bronx. Block parties were social gatherings where people from the community would come together to celebrate and have fun. DJs would set up their equipment and play music, providing a platform for MCs to showcase their skills and rap over the beats. This created an environment for the birth and development of hip hop culture, including elements such as breakdancing and graffiti. Block parties allowed the community to come together, express themselves, and lay the foundation for the hip hop movement.

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  • 3. 

    WHO WAS THE FIRST RAPPER TO GET SIGNED TO A MAJOR LABEL ?

    • A.

      Melly Mel

    • B.

      Kurtis Blow

    • C.

      Africa Bambata

    • D.

      Busy Bee

    • E.

      Fresh Prince

    Correct Answer
    B. Kurtis Blow
    Explanation
    Kurtis Blow was the first rapper to get signed to a major label. He achieved this milestone in 1979 when he signed with Mercury Records. Kurtis Blow's signing to a major label marked a significant moment in hip-hop history, as it demonstrated the growing recognition and commercial viability of rap music. His success paved the way for future rappers to gain mainstream attention and establish rap as a legitimate genre in the music industry.

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  • 4. 

    AFRICA BAMBATA WAS A ____________ BEFORE BECOMING A DJ IN THE HIP HOP CULTURE.

    • A.

      Preacher

    • B.

      Gang Member

    • C.

      Truck Driver

    • D.

      Body Guard

    • E.

      School Teacher

    Correct Answer
    B. Gang Member
    Explanation
    Africa Bambata was involved in a gang before he pursued a career as a DJ in the hip hop culture. This suggests that he was part of a group involved in criminal activities and street culture. This background likely influenced his music and the messages he conveyed through his DJing.

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  • 5. 

    DJ _________ WAS THE FIRST TO INVENT "SCRATCHING" A RECORD

    Correct Answer
    Grand Wizard Theodore, grand wizard theodore
    Explanation
    Grand Wizard Theodore is credited with inventing "scratching" a record. He is considered one of the pioneers of hip hop and DJ culture. "Scratching" involves manipulating the vinyl record on a turntable to create rhythmic and percussive sounds. Grand Wizard Theodore's innovative technique revolutionized the art of DJing and had a significant impact on the development of hip hop music.

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  • 6. 

    ________ WAS THE FIRST TO WIN A GRAMMY IN HIP HOP

    Correct Answer
    dj jazzy jeff and the fresh prince, dj jazzy jeff, dj jazzy jeff & the fresh prince
    Explanation
    DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, also known as DJ Jazzy Jeff or DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, was the first to win a Grammy in hip hop.

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  • 7. 

    WHAT WAS THE FIRST RAP GROUP TO APPEAR ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ?

    • A.

      The Funky Four plus one more

    • B.

      The Treacherous Three

    • C.

      The Furious Five

    • D.

      The Magnificant 7

    • E.

      The Sugar Hill Gang

    Correct Answer
    A. The Funky Four plus one more
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Funky Four plus one more. The Funky Four plus one more was the first rap group to appear on Saturday Night Live. They performed their song "That's the Joint" on the show in 1981, making history as the first rap group to be featured on the popular late-night comedy show.

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  • 8. 

    THE TERM "B-BOY" COMES FROM WHAT ORIGINAL TERM ?

    • A.

      Break Boy

    • B.

      Bad Boy

    • C.

      Boogie Boy

    • D.

      Bronx Boy

    • E.

      Battle Boy

    Correct Answer
    A. Break Boy
    Explanation
    The term "B-boy" comes from the original term "Break Boy". This term originated in the Bronx during the early days of hip-hop culture in the 1970s. B-boys were dancers who specialized in breakdancing, a style of dance that emerged alongside the hip-hop music and graffiti art movements. The term "break" refers to the instrumental break in a song, which was the part that B-boys would dance to. Over time, "break boy" was shortened to "B-boy" and became the widely recognized term for a breakdancer.

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  • 9. 

    Where does the break in breakin' come from?

    Correct Answer
    The break, dancing to the break, dancing the break in the music, the breakdown, the break in the music, dancing on the break, dancing on the break in the music
  • 10. 

     ________ was the first locker. 

    Correct Answer
    Don Campbell, don cambell
  • 11. 

    Which of the following is not a Breakin move?

    • A.

      Air track

    • B.

      Hand Glide

    • C.

      Halos

    • D.

      Crazy Legs

    Correct Answer
    D. Crazy Legs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Crazy Legs. Crazy Legs is not a Breakin move. Air track, Hand Glide, and Halos are all recognized moves in Breakin. Crazy Legs, on the other hand, is a term used to describe a style of dancing that involves twisting and contorting the legs in a unique and unconventional manner, but it is not specifically associated with Breakin.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following was not a Santa Cruz based Hip Hop Crew?

    • A.

      Boom Squad

    • B.

      Beat Technique

    • C.

      Mindtricks

    • D.

      Flava Unit

    Correct Answer
    C. Mindtricks
    Explanation
    The question asks for a Santa Cruz based Hip Hop Crew that was not included in the given options. The options provided are Boom Squad, Beat Technique, Mindtricks, and Flava Unit. The correct answer is Mindtricks as it was not a Santa Cruz based Hip Hop Crew.

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