a brief history of hip hop

A Brief History of Hip-Hop – Rap Gets Political

March 7, 2008

Read The Introduction, Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 In the late 1980s, we saw a shift in the lyrical content of rap songs. This new style is referred to as political rap. The emcees started to talk about real life issues. Chuck D, of the legendary group [Keep Reading]

A Brief History of Hip-Hop – Part 6 A Piece

February 22, 2008

Read The Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5 Graffiti rose in popularity in the 1960s and 1970s in New York. It went from simply writing a name on the wall or subway car, to painting larger, more complicated designs. This new [Keep Reading]

A Brief History of Hip-Hop – Part 5 Graffiti Art

February 21, 2008

Read The Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 To most people, graffiti has a negative connotation. It is often associated with vandalism and crime to those outside of hip-hop culture. It is probably the most misunderstood of the four [Keep Reading]
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