What Is the History of Hip Hop?

What is the history of hip hop?



2 thoughts on “What Is the History of Hip Hop?

  1. Hi there,

    Here are some excellent websites on the history of Hip Hop:

    The history of different aspects of Hip Hop (Turntables, B Boys,

    Aerosols, MCs) plus a concise timeline can be found at The Four

    Elements:

    http://home.online.no/~dj4joy/history/history_index.htm

    Emplive.com has an interactive timeline that requires Flash, "tracing

    the development of hip hop as a musical form, from its beginnings as a

    Bronx-based underground scene in the early 1970s to the worldwide

    phenomenon that it is today."

    http://www.emplive.com/explore/hiphop/index.asp

    "The Evolution of Rap Music in the United States" by Henry A. Rhodes,

    is a long article covering all aspects of Hip Hop culture, including

    rap music, with a bibliography.

    http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1993/4/93.04.04.x.html

    "The History of Hip Hop" by Davey D

    http://www.daveyd.com/raptitle.html

    Professa Rap's Working Hip-Hop Chronology

    http://www.ai.mit.edu/~isbell/HFh/hiphop/rap_history.html

    "The MC: Master of Ceremonies to Mic Controller" by Grandmaster Caz

    http://www.rockhall.com/exhibitions/past.asp?id=498

    Old School Hip Hop has lots of resources concerning pre-1986 Hip Hop

    http://www.oldschoolhiphop.com/

    "The Evolution of Rapper's Delight" by JohnG

    http://www.oldschoolhiphop.com/features/rappersdelight.htm

    Finally, I can't resist adding an article I have written concerning an

    English poet from 500 years ago, who may have been the very first rap

    artist:

    "John Skelton – Godfather of Rap"

    http://searchenginez.com/skelton.html

    Search Strategy:

    I went straight to Google Directory and surfed from there:

    http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Music/Styles/Hip_Hop/History/

    I trust this answers your question. If any portion of my answer is

    unclear, please ask for clarification.

    Best wishes,

    robertskelton-ga

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