I was browsing the Internet earlier today and found a really cool article about the history of hip hop. I was reading an article on Facebook and there was a link for this article after I read through that one. I was excited to read it because I love to learn about music and where it originated. There were many things I learned when I read this article that I had never heard before. I thought I knew everything, but there were a few things I read here that I hadn’t heard anywhere else. I liked the article so much that I even shared it on Facebook. Many of my friends also love music and left comments after reading it. They also learned more things about the history of hip hop and where it originated from. I am always looking to learn new things about music so I liked the page that I found the article on. They had a few articles there that were about music and maybe they will post more later on that I will be able to learn from. I can’t wait to see what they have in store.
When talking about the history of hip hop, all kinds of artists and music groups come to mind. Hip hop and rap are synonymous in most people’s minds. Are you familiar with Run DMC? What about Dr. Dre and Ice Cube? While these names take you back a couple of decades, you have to go back further than that to get to the beginnings of hip hop.
It all started in the Bronx during the 1970’s, did you know that? In fact, the culture along with its music didn’t have much to do with artists selling music at stores nationwide. Hip hop didn’t really catch on commercially until the early to mid 80’s. Other names associated with this movement include LL Cool J and Slick Rick.
I remember getting an LL Cool J tape as a present when I was in elementary school. It was my first introduction to hip hop or rap music. I remember listening to it on vacation. As hip hop caught on outside of New York City, more and more artists and groups starting making music. During the 90’s, gangster rap infiltrated the scene and you had your east coast and west coast rivalries. If you’ve never listened to some of the earlier stuff from Public Enemy, Beastie Boys and more, then look up some track and familiarize yourself more with hip hop culture.