Ever since James Brown electric'fied the Jazz, Blues, and Rock World with his hit " The Sex Machine. " Dance definately took a very, very interesting curves, all of it body-or bodies.
Moreover, and like his " Mash Potatos " 45 single Hit, where he also developed a new dance to it, he did the samething for " The Sex Machine. "
1970 was the origin of Hip Hop, and the city was MoTown itself - Detroit. Later on came Chicago, Washington DC, and New York City.
This is the foundation of Hip Hop, and its success in maintaining its popularity is attributed to two distinct elements.
One: Every six to seven years, a cycle is closed, and a new one starts-so lets say six years = one cycle. A cycle is a process in which a 12 to 13 year, starting in 1970 gets the jazz and starts to explore with the hit elements in each new release. Then around 20 to 22 year old, the sensation drifts ( developemental pyschologist agrees about this age stage )-as responsiabilties starts to take hold. At that time a new person 13 to 14 gets in on the musical action and another cycle begins.
That means that Hip Hop has gone through nearly six cycles, a new one is just starting-projected for summer of 2006.
Two: It was never over professionalized, nor was it ever highly exploited. The major element is due to its high energy, and once most reach a certain age ( which the older you get the more potential exploitive you get to attract the money ), interest and the ability to perform slackens.
What had happen since its originator, James Brown, it in its energy, the musical forms have a direct relationship to youth physicalities and innate drives for free expressions. You just can not get down on any of it. Not unless you want to be labled " the fool ."