Rap

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  • Rap Came To America

    Rapping was an African-American tradition. When America took the Africans as slaves, they continued their tradition of rapping. The Americans heard this, and that is how rap came to America.
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  • Kurtis Blow (the first rapper signed to a major label, Mercury Records)

     Kurtis Blow (the first rapper signed to a major label, Mercury Records)
    Rap is basically 1970’s Hip Hop. In the 1980’s, first time rappers such as Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Kurtis Blow, The Funky Four Plus One, and Run-D.C.M.
  • Golden Age Hip Hop

    Golden age hip hop was when rap transformed into something new. A lot of “rappers in training” were creating them and their art at the same time. They basically made a complicated, wordy and lyrical style of rap.
  • Popular Rappers

    Current Update: Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and Killer Mike are all popular rappers this year.
  • Rap Is Meaningful

    Rap Is Meaningful
    In 2050, rap will get more complex. Rappers will write songs that are confusing, yet have a meaning. And to most people, it will sound better than the raps now.