The Rap Game

  • When was the first studio made?

    Boxes that reproduced recorded sounds were invented in 1889 and then a year later the first recording studio was set up it was called the New York Phonograph Company.
  • When did rap come about?

    Rap started at block parties, DJ's began breaking down and isolating funk , soul and disco songs.
  • When did rap become a genre?

    Began at block parties. DJ Kool Herc is credited with throwing the switch at an August 1973 dance bash.
  • The first rap album?

    The Last Poets' debut album (1970) was the first rap album.
  • The first rap group.

    Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was the first rap group, they became a band in 1978.
  • First Rapper and First Rap Song.

    The Sugar Hill Gang's 12-inch single "Rapper's Delight". that was released in 1979 it was the first rap song to be played on the radio. The first rapper was DJ Kool Herc.
  • When was the first record deal?

    A British record label was the first to offer a rapper a deal. In 1979 Blow made a famous record label called "Christmas Rappin"
  • The first rapper to get a grammy.

    The first rappers to get a Grammy was, D.J. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince. They received it for best rap performance.
  • When did rap become big?

    In the early 1990's rap and hip hop started to explode, now its the most common genre on the Billboard Top 100.
  • First rapper to get nominated for a grammy.

    Tone Loc was the first rapper to be nominated for a grammy. This was at the 32nd Grammy Awards in 1990.
  • The first #1 rap song.

    Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby was the first #1 rap song. this was on Nov. 3rd, 1990.
  • What is the biggest record deal?

    The biggest record label is Sony Music Entertainment. It became bigger after Michael Jackson died, but the $250 million didn't hit until 2010.