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History Of Hip Hop

Hip Hop History There are many types of music that have developed through the history of the United States. When someone thinks of music that has its roots in American, they would think of something along the line of jazz or the blues. While these genres of music did originate in America, none of them had the impact that hip hop did when it originated in New York during the 1970’s. This musical style took America and the world by storm and even changed the culture. Since it was discovered nearly 4 decades ago, it still impacts the world we live in and could quite possibly go down and the most impactful music to ever come out of America. Hip-Hop was a cultural movement that originated in South Bronx, New York in the early 1970’s. This part…show more content…
These two groups of people in this area created a new and unique type of musical genera and culture that still impacts the world today. These new genera of music was called hip hop, and it became a global sensation in the world. This new music mostly affected America’s youth and changed their culture. South Bronx was and had been in turmoil for years. There was a whirlpool of racial, political, social and economic unfairness. These factors helped in the creation of hip hop. The residents in this area were constantly looking for relief from poverty, drugs, and crime that ravaged their communities. Hip hop served as a release for many residents as a creative outlet and a way to express their feelings and struggles of living in a place that crime and violence is the norm. During this time period many people are credited for creating modern hip hop. The first major hip-hop deejay was DJ Kool Herc (Clive Campbell), an 18-year-old immigrant who introduced the huge sound systems of his native Jamaica to…show more content…
New artists came onto the scene and again changed how hip hop would sound. This period was called “The New School”. One of the first groups to change hip during this time was Run-D.M.C. They were a trio of middle-class African Americans who mixed rap with hard rock, defined a new style of dressing, and became staples on MTV as they brought rap to a mainstream audience. The introducing of MTV only made hip hop more mainstream. Next were the Beastie Boys were diversified hip-hop by being a white trio who broadened rap’s audience and popularized digital sampling by composing with music and sounds electronically extracted from other recordings. Beginning in 1989 the populur group N.W.A came out with a dynamic album Straight Outta Compton. N.W.A. and former members Ice Cube, Eazy E, and Dr. Dre led the way as West Coast rap grew in prominence in the early 1990s. Their graphic, frequently violent tales of real life in the inner city. Snoop Dogg and other rappers on the East Coast such as Schoolly D, helped with the rise to the genre known as gangsta

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