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The Background History of Hip-Hop Music

Updated: Feb 24

If you're new to hip hop, you might be wondering, "What's new in hip-hop music?" The genre's history goes back to the mid-80s. The first commercially released hip-hop recording was Rapper's Delight by The Sugarhill Gang, which reached the Top 40 of the U.S. Billboard pop singles chart. In addition, the song helped to coin the term "rapper." The Fatback Band, a funk and disco group, was also part of this early period.


After the music scene, rappers began using digital effects and audio editing software. They also started to mix in jazz samples. This style of hip hop was influenced by artists such as A Tribe Called Quest. The Fugees used reggae and jazz samples to add a fun element to their beats. The rise of the new genre led to the creation of many influential hip-hop albums.


From its humble beginnings in the Bronx to its current multi-billion-dollar industry, hip-hop has evolved beyond its roots. Today, you can find DJs spinning turntables in Sao Paulo, Brazil. B-boys bust baby freezes in Finland, graffiti appears on the Great Wall of China, and young poets do slam poetry in Washington, D.C. In the early 70s, breaking became popular, with artists such as Crazy Legs paving the way for the modern break-dance.


In recent years, the hip-hop scene has expanded its reach into the world. It is now an international industry with clubs across the globe. From the Bronx to the capital of the world, Hip Hop has swept the globe. From clubs in Detroit to booming cities like London, it has spread worldwide. From Detroit, its influence has spread from the city's inner suburbs to the Great Wall of China. Meanwhile, young poets have taken over the stage in many major cities.


In the early 90s, producers began using digital effects and audio editing software to make hip-hop music sound better. With these tools, hip-hop became more popular and became more mainstream in the United States. In fact, it even reached number one in the US. This trend continued until the early 2000s when it reached the world of dance. Its success has been attributed to the fact that it is more popular than ever.


In Asia, the first hip-hop scene was developed in the Philippines. This genre is known as Pinoy Rap and was gaining momentum in the late 1980s. In the Philippines, the hip-hop scene took off in the early 1990s with Francis Magalona's Yo! The album, in which he rapped in English and Tagalog. The genre's popularity has grown steadily ever since.



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