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As Can’t Stop Won't Stop continues to progress to the 1970’s, Jeff Chang addresses the developments, changes and increasing influence of hip-hop. Hip-hop’s influence and popularity seemingly spread globally overnight. Hip-hop culture took on new aspects and the motives for expressing the art continued to grow and change for artists. Throughout the chapters, Chang highlights the evolutions of hip-hop, hip-hop’s new audiences and the increase in drugs and violence in hip-hop during a rebellion ear. In the late 1970s, many citizens in the Bronx began to see a dramatic change in hip- hop music and culture. Hip-hop was slowly becoming a fading trend in the Bronx. Rap spread beyond hip-hop’s seven mile center in the Bronx when tapes were passed throughout Black and Latino neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens, the Lower East Side and other parts of New York. Newer technology meant emerging hip-hop artists could commercialize music. Older hip-hop artist were…show more content…
Hip-hop additionally broke racial barriers and admiring crowds became diverse. Key figures were responsible for the rapid popularization of the art form. Sugar Hill Gang would of course start the commercialization of hip-hop with the release of rap's first mainstream song. The baby boomers outsiders were central in bringing hip hop to the world. Henry Chalfant played a large role in bringing the culture to the public through his photojournalism. Chalfant took pictures of graffiti art on public areas like the trains and subways and displayed the photos in a gallery where crowds gathered from area. Chalfant was the manager of the Rock Steady dance crew and had the group perform a staged battle at one of his gallery shows. People in the gallery, in turn talked about the new style of dance known as bboying and were linking it together with the graffiti art they saw in the galleries which popularized the dancing aspect of
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