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-History of [[subculture]]s and [[underground culture]]s in the [[1980s]].+In [[musical notation]], the [[Italian language|Italian]] word '''staccato''' (literally ''detached'', plural ''staccati'' or the [[anglicisation|anglicised]] form ''staccatos'') indicates that [[note|notes]] are separated in a detached and distinctly separate manner or short and separated, with silence making up the latter part of the time allocated to each note.
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-In American urban environments, a form of [[street culture]] using [[freeform]] and semi-[[staccato]] [[poetry]], combined with athletic [[break dancing]], was developing as the [[hip hop culture|Hip hop]] and [[hip hop music|Rap]] subculture. In jazz jargon, the word ''rap'' had always meant speech and conversation. The new meaning signified a change in the status of poetry from an elitist artform to a community sport. Rappers could attempt to outdo each other with their skillful rhymes. Rapping is also known as [[Rapping|MC]]ing, which is one of the four main elements of Hip hop: MCing, [[DJ]]ing, [[graffiti]] [[art]], and breakdancing. From the early to mid 1980s, [[poetry]] culture in a broader sense caught the same kind of energy as rap and so began the first of the [[slam poetry|Poetry slam]]s. Poetry slamming became an irregular focus for the latest wave of poetry aficionados. +
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In musical notation, the Italian word staccato (literally detached, plural staccati or the anglicised form staccatos) indicates that notes are separated in a detached and distinctly separate manner or short and separated, with silence making up the latter part of the time allocated to each note.



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