44 years ago on August 11, 1973, music, dancing, and fashion changed when a DJ named Kool Herc changed up his set during a back-to-school jam. Using two turntables, he played longer instrumental breaks so that people would have more time to dance while a friend encouraged the crowd to dance and have fun over a microphone. At that moment, hip hop was born, and it would lead to new forms of dance, ways of dressing, and of course, a whole musical genre!


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Veronica Good has been with Showstopper Magazine since 2016. When she isn't keeping you updated on the latest trends, she is at home with her many pets or probably playing The Sims 4. Veronica has a BA in English and an MA in writing from Coastal Carolina University. She is also a writer of fiction and poetry, and her work can be found in Archarios, Tempo, and Scapegoat.