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In the year 2000 Congress passed Resolution 331. U.S. Congress passed Resolution 331 that declared the 11th of August as “Hip Hop Celebration Day” and August being designated “Hip Hop Recognition Month” and also declares November “National Hip Hop History Month.”

In honor of the first National Hip Hop History Month, HipHopDX Asialaunched an array of dance videos that commemorate the rich history of the global musical and cultural movement that has swept through five distinct Asian countries.

The first video was made within The Philippines where it is believed to have been the birthplace of the first hip-hop culture and community within Southeast Asia, with some sources claiming it’s the longest-running hip hop scene in Asia with a history dating to the 1980s in the beginning.

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DJing is a long-standing part of hip-hop culture throughout the Philippines. As per National Geographic, “Filipino Americans were among the first to try out DJs on mobiles during the 1960s and the 1970s. DJs, or disc jockeys were the ones who provided the music in bars, parties, and other social gatherings.”

Pinoy comedian and singer George Javier recorded “Na Onseng Delight” in the year 1980. It was which was a parody of Sugarhill Gang’s track from 1979, “Rappers Delight,” and was regarded as one of the original recorded Pinoy track to rap and the first rap track that was not in English.

To create our dance film for Hip Hop Music History Philippines we asked the two-time World Hip Hop Dance Champions Philippine All-Stars (choreographed by Vince Mendoza “Crazybeans”) to interpret the mix of 11 tracks from Filipino producer Maaliw Maaliw. The mix includes classic tracks by Mastaplann, Legit Misfitz, Rapasia, Sun Valley Crew, Francis Magalona and more.

The mix also includes the song by Francis Magalona “Whole Lotta Lovin’ (Remix),” which is a reinterpretation of “Alapaap” by Eraserheads.

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  1. Bass Rhyme Posse – Let The Beat Flow
  2. Michael V – Gusto Kong Sumigaw
  3. Mastaplann – Bring That Booty
  4. Legit Misfitz – Jabongga
  5. Francis M – Man From Manila
  6. Sun Valley Crew – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
  7. Legit Misfitz – Same Game
  8. Rapasia – Hoy Tsismosa
  9. Kulay – Get Down
  10. Andrew E – T.I.P.A.R
  11. Francis M – Whole Lotta Lovin’ (Remix)

This music video shows famous and historical landmarks in the Philippines like Binondo (the oldest city in the world Chinatown), Rizal Park (where the nation’s heroes Jose Rizal was executed by the colonial Spanish Army), and the Spanish-era walled region of Intramuros. A few dancers are also wearing customary Barong Tagalog(an embroidering long-sleeved dress shirt for males and a traditional dress for Philippines). Philippines).

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Check out Hip Hop Music History Philippines (Dance Video) below: