Hip-Hop Music

Hip hop is a type of Music formed in the United States in the 1970s, this music and culture formed when block parties became increasingly popular in New York City, particularly among African American youth residing in the Bronx. Notable artists at this time include DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, Fab Five Freddy, Marley Marl, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Moe Dee, Kurtis Blow, Doug E. Fresh, Whodini, Warp 9, the Fat Boys, and Spoonie Gee.

It was made popular by two(2) Legendary African-American Entertainers known by the stage names Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. This Legendary musicians started a new kind of Hip-Hop known today as Rap Music.   Since then, the words "Rap" and "Hip-Hop" has been used conversely in denoting one or the other although, they have slight differences in lyrics and presentation style.

Hip-Hop consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements, these are MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling (or synthesis), and beatboxing. Rapping developed as a vocal style in which the artist speaks along with an instrumental or synthesized beat.

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