Hip Hop's roots in the Bronx can also be traced to Jamaica and other Caribbean islands. In Jamaica, DJs would play reggae “grooves,” or samples, and rap over them. As musicians immigrated from the Caribbean to the Bronx in the 1970s, so did these musical traditions, thus planting the seeds for the emergence of Hip Hop.
This video is part of a lesson plan called Sampling: The Foundation of Hip Hop and The Fine Line Between Creation and Theft: An Exploration of "Originality" in Digitally Manipulated Music. Find more resources in the Soundbreaking collection.