HIP HOP AND RAP TIMELINE

  • James Brown records “Sex Machines” and “Funky Drummer.” Both songs would later influence percussion in hip hop

    James Brown records “Sex Machines” and “Funky Drummer.” Both songs would later influence percussion in hip hop
  • DJ Kool Herc (born un Jamaica in 1955) throws his first party in the South Bronx

    DJ Kool Herc (born un Jamaica in 1955) throws his first party in the South Bronx
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    Old school Hip-Hop for « the lucky ones »

  • DJ/MC Lovebug Starski is the first to refer to the culture as Hip Hop

    DJ/MC Lovebug Starski is the first to refer to the culture as Hip Hop
  • The music industry first uses the term “rap music,” which shifts the focus in hip hop from the deejays to the emcees

    The music industry first uses the term “rap music,” which shifts the focus in hip hop from the deejays to the emcees
  • First Hip Hop radio shows

    First Hip Hop radio shows
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    Old school Hip-Hop for « the rest of us »

  • Wildstyle, the first Hollywood film to explore hip-hop and graffiti artists is releases

    Wildstyle, the first Hollywood film to explore hip-hop and graffiti artists is releases
  • Michael Jackson does the moonwalk, borrowing from b-boy dance moves

    Michael Jackson does the moonwalk, borrowing from b-boy dance moves
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    Golden age of Hip-Hop begins and become the today Hip Hop

  • Hip-Hop gets its own MTV show “Yo MTV Raps”

    Hip-Hop gets its own MTV show “Yo MTV Raps”
  • Dr. Dre’s album, The Chronic, goes multi platinum

    Dr. Dre’s album, The Chronic, goes multi platinum
  • Best Rap Album category is added to Grammy Awards

    Best Rap Album category is added to Grammy Awards
  • Detroit artists Eminem hits the charts

    Detroit artists Eminem hits the charts
  • Queen Latifah hosts the 47th Annual Grammy Awards. She is considered as one of hip-hop’s pioneer feminists

    Queen Latifah hosts the 47th Annual Grammy Awards. She is considered as one of hip-hop’s pioneer feminists
  • Jay-Z becomes the first rapper to headline Glastonbury, the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world

    Jay-Z becomes the first rapper to headline Glastonbury, the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world
  • Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, a duo from Seattle, receive four Grammies for “Same Love” hit

    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, a duo from Seattle, receive four Grammies for “Same Love” hit