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Hip-Hop around the world: Stunning images across New York, Japan, Cuba and more

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Teenage boys listening to music friom a stereo wearing American style football and basketball tops in Paris. (Photo by: PYMCA/UIG via Getty Images) © Getty Images Teenage boys listening to music friom a stereo wearing American style football and basketball tops in Paris. (Photo by: PYMCA/UIG via Getty Images)

By Marjua Estevez

August 11, 1973 marks the birth of hip-hop, when DJ Kool Herc held a back-to-school party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the South Bronx. He first introduced “the break” when he used two turntables instead of one to extend the instrumental break, allowing people to dance longer, which later became known as “breakdancing.” The MC, graffiti writing, b-boys and b-girls, and hip-hop fashion were eventually interwoven into the culture just as emphatically.

Since its humble inception, a product of black and brown people from some of the most marginalized communities in the country at the time (and arguably ’til this day), rap music has gone on to touch the lives and homes of people from all backgrounds, in cities all around the world. Not only did hip-hop quickly become a global phenomenon in mere decades, but on July 18, 2017, the genre became the most consumed in the country, surpassing rock music for the first time in U.S. history.

And while rap music is on its millionth transition even as we speak, the very fundamental tethers of hip-hop culture has and continues to politically, socioeconomically, culturally, musically and educationally impact neighborhoods across the globe. Here are 19 stunning images of hip-hop around the world:

1) Cairo, Egypt | 2014

Hip-hop in Cairo, Egypt, 2014 © Provided by Vibe Hip-hop in Cairo, Egypt, 2014

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Getty Images 2) United Kingdom | 1984

Breakdancers, 1984 © Provided by Vibe Breakdancers, 1984

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Getty Images 3) Tokyo, Japan | 1986

Teddy Boys, Harajaku Park Tokyo Japan 1986 © Provided by Vibe Teddy Boys, Harajaku Park Tokyo Japan 1986

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Getty Images 4) Mumbai, India | 2012

INDIA-LIFESTYLE-SOCIETY-DANCE © Provided by Vibe INDIA-LIFESTYLE-SOCIETY-DANCE

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Getty Images 5) South Bank, London

UK - South Bank - Urban culture street and breakdancing © Provided by Vibe UK - South Bank - Urban culture street and breakdancing

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Getty Images 6) Paris, France | 1998

Teenage boys listening to music friom a stereo wearing American style football and basketball tops in Paris © Provided by Vibe Teenage boys listening to music friom a stereo wearing American style football and basketball tops in Paris

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Getty Images 7) Bronx, New York | 1975

Hip-hop fashion relating to graffiti art © Provided by Vibe Hip-hop fashion relating to graffiti art

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Getty Images 8) Atlanta, Georgia | 1998

Kriss Kross And Jermaine Dupri © Provided by Vibe Kriss Kross And Jermaine Dupri

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Getty Images 9) Cape Town, South Africa | 2002

Tupac Shackur Graffiti In Cape Town, South Africa © Provided by Vibe Tupac Shackur Graffiti In Cape Town, South Africa

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Getty Images 10) Mindanao, Philippines

Muslim rebels in Jolo and Zamboanga In Philippines- © Provided by Vibe Muslim rebels in Jolo and Zamboanga In Philippines-

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Getty Images 11) Centro Habana, Cuba | 2007

King Of Salsa Rehearsal © Provided by Vibe King Of Salsa Rehearsal

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Getty Images 12) London, United Kingdom | 1983

A Group of Breakdancers, London 1983 © Provided by Vibe A Group of Breakdancers, London 1983

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Getty Images 13) New York, New York | 2003

New York City Deals With Blackout © Provided by Vibe New York City Deals With Blackout

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Getting Images 14) Johannesburg, South Africa | 2002

Youth Culture In South Africa © Provided by Vibe Youth Culture In South Africa

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Getty Images 15) Chengdu, China | 2005

Chengdu Hip Hop Culture Festival © Provided by Vibe Chengdu Hip Hop Culture Festival

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Getty Images 16) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 2014

Brazilians live to party and when the Rio Carnival goes on all favelas and neighbourhoods turn into small or massive street and block parties, the so-called blocos © Provided by Vibe Brazilians live to party and when the Rio Carnival goes on all favelas and neighbourhoods turn into small or massive street and block parties, the so-called blocos

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Getty Images 17) Notting Hill, London | 2002

Three girls and two men dancing together, Notting Hill Carnival, UK, 2000s © Provided by Vibe Three girls and two men dancing together, Notting Hill Carnival, UK, 2000s

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Getty Images 18) Miami, Florida | 2001

Trick Daddy Video Shoot © Provided by Vibe Trick Daddy Video Shoot

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Getty Images 19) Colombia | 2012

COLOMBIA-HIP HOP FESTIVAL © Provided by Vibe COLOMBIA-HIP HOP FESTIVAL

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