Hip Hop Turns 50
HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY TO HIP HOP!!
Born in The Bronx in 1973, Hip Hop began as a form of self-expression for Black and Latino communities in The BX and is now a cultural phenomenon that has had a profound and lasting impact on the planet Earth.
From L to R: Anthony Ramirez II & Sadat X, Fred The Godson & Paul Ramirez
As young Bronxites, we too were (and still are) inspired by Hip Hop and From The Bronx’s now iconic logo incorporates the FIVE founding elements of Hip Hop: DJing, MCing, Breakdancing, Graffiti and THE BRONX. Each of these elements continues to play an important role in the development and evolution of Hip Hop. DJing allows for the creation of new beats and sounds, while MCing gives a voice to the community through lyrics and storytelling. Breakdancing provides a physical expression of the music, while Graffiti and Art serve as a visual representation of the culture. The Bronx provides the initial backdrop.
From L to R: DJ Enuff & Paul Ramirez, Anthony Ramirez II & Swizz Beatz
This year’s anniversary is a testament to the power of music and the importance of self-expression. As we look back on the origins of Hip Hop, we appreciate the hard work and creativity of the early pioneers, and we recognize the lasting impact that their contributions have had on the world.
From L to R: Anthony Ramirez II, Melle Mel Glover & Grand Wizzard Theodore, Anthony Ramirez II, Cory Gunz & Paul Ramirez
Hip Hop has come a long way in the last 50 years, and it continues to evolve and grow, remaining a reflection of the communities from which it came. Stay tuned as From The Bronx drops new apparel and merchandise all year long celebrating this important milestone.
From L to R: Peter Gunz & Paul Ramirez, Anthony Ramirez II & DJ Kool Herc
From The Bronx to The World!!