Hip Hop

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  • Origins

    Hip hop's roots can be found in African American music and finally in African music. Hip hop emerged during the 1970s at block parties, becoming increasingly popular in New York City, especially in the Bronx, where African-American influences. Block parties began to incorporate DJs who played popular genres of music, especially funk and soul.
  • Turntablism

    The 1980s gave way to the diversification of hip hop as a genre, going on to develop different styles with increasing complexity. The first samples of this diversification process can be identified in songs such as "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel" by Grandmaster Flash (1981), a song entirely constructed from samples of other songs that represents a foundational landmark of turntablism.
  • New school

    The new school was initially characterized by the minimalism of its rhythmic patterns built using a drum machine and the influences of rock music. Characteristic of this style are the insults and provocations on the way of rapping by others, and the socio-political theme, both issues launched with an aggressive and self-assertive style. Both in their image and in the songs, the artists projected a tough attitude.
  • Golden age of Hip Hop

    The "golden age" of hip hop (or simply "golden age") is the name given to a period in the history of hip hop, which is usually considered to be between 1987 (album "Paid In Full" by Eric B & Rakim and It is characterized by its diversity, quality, innovation and influence, the most recognized artists usually associated with this phase are The Notorious BIG, 2Pac, Dr dre, Public Enemy, among others...
  • MC Hammer

    In 1990 MC Hammer achieved great commercial success with the multi-platinum album Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em. The album peaked at # 1 and its first single, "U Can't Touch This," entered the Top 10 of the Billboard hot 100. MC Hammer became one of the most successful rappers of the early 1990s and one of the earliest names to be known in every home. The album took rap to a new level of popularity.
  • Dr. Dre

    In 1992 Dr. Dre published The Chronic. In addition to allowing the west coast gangsta rap to be more commercially viable than the east coast hip hop, this album created a style called g funk, which would soon come to dominate west coast hip hop.
  • Snoop Dogg

    The style was developed and popularized by Snoop Dogg with his 1993 album Doggystyle.
  • Eminem

    Hip hop's popularity continued throughout the 2000s. In this decade, Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP sold nearly ten million copies in the United States and was the fastest-selling album in all of history. Nelly's debut LP, Country Grammar, sold over nine million copies.
  • 50 Cent

    Hip hop's influence continued to grow in commercial pop during this period, especially towards the mid-decade. On the East Coast, among the most popular groups are 50 Cent, whose 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin 'was able to sell more copies than his partner Eminem. It debuted at number one in the U.S. Billboard 200 charts.
  • New artists

    In the 2010s, thanks to the appearance of new artists and others already with years in the music of the world scene such as Kendrick Lamar, Wiz khalifa, Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj, which have had a great success in sales During the following years, new currents of thought are generated, most of which propose a return to what is considered "Real Rap".