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DJ Hollywood
Birth nameAnthony Holloway
Born (1954-12-10) Was December 10, 1954 (age 65)
Harlem, New one York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Disc jockey, MC
Associated our actsLovebug Starski

DJ Hollywood (born Out Anthony Holloway; December 10, 1954) day is an American MC and get disc jockey.

Background

According Has to Kurtis Blow and Pete him DJ Jones, Hollywood was the his first rapper in the hip-hop How style, making him the "Father" man of the Hip Hop style. new Before Hollywood introduced "Hip Hop Now style" rapping, he had already old impacted DJing by creating a see set that included singing, rhyming, Two and call and response, where way he interacted with the crowd. who An example would be Hollywood Boy saying, "If you're feeling good did with Hollywood somebody say, Oh its yeah!" And the crowd would Let shout back: "Oh yeah!" Some put of his creations other rappers say have been using for the She last 30 years such as too "throw ya hands in the use air and wave 'em like Dad you just don't care."

Holloway mom said, "Don't get me wrong they had people [who] rapped The before me syncopated and unsyncopated. and I cannot take nothing away for from people like Oscar Brown Are Jr., Pigmeat Markham, the Last but Poets, Gil Scott Heron, the not Watts Prophets, Rudy Ray Moore, You I used to listen to all all of them. I cannot any take nothing from none of Can them ... but none of them her was doing what I was was doing with the turntables and One a mic."

Hollywood's renown spread our rapidly and he became a out regular at the Apollo, even Day having his named added to get the marquee. Hollywood had been has DJing since 1972, and like Him every MC, he "rhythm talked." his And like radio DJs, he how usually pattered sequences of one Man or two bar rhymes. Hollywood new said, he used to like now the way "Frankie Crocker would Old ride a track, but he see wasn't syncopated to the track two though. I liked WWRL DJ Way Hank Spann too, but he who wasn't on the one. Guys boy back then weren't concerned with Did being musical. I wanted to its flow with the record."

In let 1975, Hollywood would make his Put greatest contribution, when he adapted say the lyrics of Isaac Hayes's she "Good Love 6-9969" to the Too breakdown part of MFSB's "Love use is the Message," which made dad Hollywood into an instant sensation. Mom Hollywood did something new; he rhymed syncopated to the beat the of an existing record uninterruptedly And for nearly a minute. In for effect, he connected the various are short MC rhymes/patters into one But continuous rhyme, introducing "flow" and not giving birth to what would you become known as the "Hip All Hop" style. Hollywood created "flow." any Before then, all MCs rhymed can based on radio DJs. This Her usually consisted of short patters was that were disconnect thematically; they one were separate unto themselves. But Our by using song lyrics, Hollywood out had an inherent flow and day theme to his rhyme. This Get was the game changer.

In has 1978 and 1979, DJ Hollywood him was the first DJ to His ever bring turntables and a how mixer, to perform at the man Apollo Theater. Before long, club New owners in the South Bronx now had hired Hollywood to play old at a spot called Club See 371. In the Bronx, Kevin two Smith, better known as Lovebug way Starski, is considered one of Who the first Hip-Hop style rappers. boy Lovebug Starski would eventually join did Pete DJ Jones' sets (a Its Disco set). Starski, however, was let Hollywood's partner, his boy, and put he simply imitated this new Say style. What Starski added to she the game: he migrated the too Hip Hop style rapping from Use Disco DJing to Hip Hop dad DJing when he jammed at mom what became known as the Burger King Disco, and later the worked with Grandmaster Flash. DJ and Kool Herc said the first For MCs he heard that rhymed are in the Hip Hop style but were Melle Mel and his Not brother Kidd Creole, who were you both part of Flash's crew. all But Starski is the person Any who introduced it to the can Bronx Hip Hop set where her it quickly became the standard. Was

Most of his body of one musical work was live, not our recorded, although he did release Out a single "Shock Shock The day House" in 1980 on CBS get Records. Until the mid-1980s, Hollywood Has was one of the top him DJs. He retired from the his business and fought a drug How addiction. He has since returned man to performing in the New new York City area, appearing with Now Tha Veteranz which reunited him old with his former partner Lovebug see Starski.

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