Hip Hop Still Impacting Music Worldwide

Posted: January 16, 2012 by realjdobypr in #DJ, Awards, Hip Hop, Music, News
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Graffiti "Hip Hop" in Eugene, Oregon.

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Hip hop music, is here to stay and touching every phase of music…even country. Marketing companies worldwide seek the hottest hip hop sounds for clients.

When hip hop broke the barrier of mainstream radio in the late 1970’s with its first classic hit, “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang, it was tagged as a fad and doomed to failure by its critics. Although this wasn’t the first rap record, it has been the benchmark song, and the popular reference point when discussing rap in music history. Unfortunately, this song also left an indelible stamp on the American psyche as to who would be performing this type of music, further partitioning the real hip hop sub-culture from the mainstream music industry. Similar to Bbreakdancing, hip hop/rap was stamped as “street” music with no valid place alongside “real” entertainment icons such a jazz, soul, or ballroom. How things would change!

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    • lyric50mics says:

      I love hip hop but lately I have been confused on where the essence of hip hop has gone. It appears true hip hop resides within us but not the radio my ears are constantly being pierced with saturated music.

      NAS, Jay-z, B.O.B, Drake, Kanye West and Eminem are true lyricist aw yea and Lyric who is me. The underground music scene seems to have better artist out there than main stream.

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      • jdobypr says:

        i can’t argue with any of your selections LOL, and we are in agreement that the underground has som solid solid personalities that need to break out and bring Hip Hop back inline with lyricism and unique production.

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