Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ

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NOTES

INTRODUCTION

1. This story was told to me by GrandWizzard Theodore. GrandWizzard Theodore, interview with the author, Chapel Hill, NC, 25 October 2007.1 use the term hip-hop in this book to refer to the broad cultural movement comprising the four “elements” of DJing, MCing (rapping), b-boying and b-girling (called breakdancing by outsiders, but not practitioners), and graffiti art. Often “hip-hop” is used to mean rap, or rap + DJing. For the sake of clarity I avoid this kind of usage, though I sometimes speak of “hip-hop music,” by which I mean the combination of the DJ’s beats and the MC’s rhymes. In general, my discussion of hip-hop in this book is limited to DJing, MCing, b-boying and b-girling. Although graffiti is an important part of hip-hop culture, it is not as directly connected to the art of the DJ as are the other two elements, and will come up only occasionally.

2. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term was first used in its modern sense by journalist Walter Winchell in a 1941 issue of Variety. Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed., s.v. “disc.” For more on the origins of the disc jockey, see Marc Fisher, Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation (New York: Random House, 2007). See also Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey, rev. ed. (London: Headline, 2006).

3. Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed., s.v. “disc.”

4. “Radio: Thank You, Mr. Husing,” Time Magazine, 11 November 1946, online at www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,854234-2,00.html. The article reports that the well-known radio announcer, Edward Britt “Ted” Husing, was taking a position as a DJ at the New York station WHN. The unnamed author notes that “Ten years ago he [Husing] would not have sat at the same bar with a disc-jockey,” and quotes from Husing’s 1935 autobiography in which Husing proudly explains, “We never played phonographs into our mikes, but always gave the public genuine acts.”

5. Some radio DJs and producers also mix and scratch, and on those occasions they can be considered performative DJs. For more on hip-hop radio DJs, and in particular the pioneers Mr. Magic, Kool DJ Red Alert, Funkmaster Flex,

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents xiii
  • About the Companion Website xv
  • Introduction 3
  • 1 - The Breaks and the Bronx- 1973–1975 14
  • 2 - Mix and Scratch—The Turntable Becomes a Musical Instrument- 1975–1978 43
  • 3 - Out of the Bronx and into the Shadows- 1978–1983 70
  • 4 - Expansions- 1983–1989 100
  • 5 - Turntablism- 1989–1996 127
  • 6 - The Art of War-the Dj Battle- 1991–1996 153
  • 7 - Legitimacy- 1996–2002 179
  • 8 - Fallinq Barriers- 2002–2011 214
  • Conclusion- Full Circle 249
  • Appendices 254
  • Notes 265
  • Discography 296
  • Bibliography 303
  • Index 313
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