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  2. Sep 23, 2014 · The first mainstream rap song emerges. Within the next few years DJ’s & Rappers was popping up at every block party to showcase their talent but record companies considered rap music a fad & was not compelled to invest into it. Rap music finally reached mainstream recognition in 1979.

  3. Nov 18, 2022 · Rap, which originated in African American communities in New York City, came to national prominence with the Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” (1979). Rap’s early stars included Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J, Public Enemy (who espoused a radical political message), and the Beastie Boys. The late 1980s saw the advent of “gangsta rap,” with lyrics that were often misogynistic or that glamorized violence and drug dealing.

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    Now in the 1980s Rap music is known by everyone. Let's have a look at the major events that took place. The rappers developed their kind of presence and style and as hip hop became national music, the people listening to this kind of music needed to identify with it by selecting a particular kind of clothes. Clothing companies and shoe manufacturer...

    By the 1990s, hip hop was the dominant force in popular culture. It was a most crucial decade for hip hop and rap music. 26 years after releasing successful records and albums, appearing on national TV and radio stations, and winning some of the highly regarded awards, numerous hip hop artists became icons of popular culture. At the beginning of th...

    The East Coast vs. West Coast rivalry was going on between artists from Bad Boy Records based in New York, Death Row Records residing in Los Angeles, and their fans. The central figures were West Coast rapper Tupac Shakur and East Coast rapper The Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace). The initiator of this conflict was rapper Tim Dog who released...

    Hip hop in the 2000s built on its successes, especially in the area of music when hip hop artists were very often nominated for numerous music awards and they won many of them. For example serve Eminem, who thanks to his album The Marshall Mather Lp, which sold approximately two million pieces during the first week, became the first white rapper th...

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  4. “New School” rap was coined by the 2nd generation artist (1984) to distinguish the pop sensibilities of the first commercial generation of rap artists and ranged from the pop-oriented humorous style of the Fat Boys (“Jail House Rap,” 1984) and D.J. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (“Parents Just Don’t Understand,” 1988) to the rock-oriented sounds of Run-D.M.C. (“Walk This Way,” 1986).

  5. Aug 07, 2018 · A brief summary on the history of rap and hip-hop. Rap music is undeniably one of the most popular genres in America today. It’s birthed new subgenres, such as mumble rap, rapmetal and rapcore; it’s infiltrated almost every genre at least once or twice (looking at you, disco, jazz, and reggaeton); it bridged the gap between spoken poetry and instrumentation.

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