When it comes to music styles, hip-hop is a relative newcomer to the scene. I can remember the first time I started hearing hip-hop on the radio when I was younger. I’m sure that it had to exist before that, but I was relatively unaware of it.
The other day I was thinking how little I know about the history of hip-hop and how it all got started. I think it would be really interesting to learn more. I’ve decided to undertake some research of my own to try to discover more about the origins of this music style as well as how it made its way to the popularity that it enjoys today.
One of the primary ways that I plan on doing this research is online. There are countless different websites dedicated to music history, many of which deal specifically with hip-hop. I also want to see if there are any documentaries available that provide a closer look at how this music genre got its start. I find that documentaries are excellent sources for learning since they generally provide a detailed look at all of the relevant facts surrounding a particular topic in a way that is easy to understand and digest.