Hip Hop Music

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    Hip Hop Music

  • DJ Kool Herc

    DJ Kool Herc
    Becomes father of Hip Hop
  • The Last Poets

    The Last Poets
    The last poets release first able with spoken word a jazz instrumentation.
  • Kurtis Blow

    Kurtis Blow
    First rapper to have major record deal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZDUEilS5M4
  • Grandmaster Flash

    Grandmaster Flash
    Forms one of the most influential Hip Hop groups ever.
  • Hip Hop becomes mainstream

    Hip Hop becomes mainstream
    After years of neglect, Hip Hop finally gets its own MTV show.
  • New Artists

    New Artists
    New Artists such as Dr. Dre, Lauryn Hill and Jay-Z emerge as new artsts on the Hip Hop scene.
  • The President and Hip Hop

    The President and Hip Hop
    In the months leading up to the 2008 presidential election, Democratic nominee Barack Obama galvanizes hip-hop artists into action.