Created by: Taylor Harrell
Sugarhill Gang becomes increasingly popular after thier release of this song.
When recording this song, James Brown created a new technique involving groove over melody and spoken vocals.
Afrika Bambaataa created the first four main elements of hip-hop. They consisted of art graffiti, deejaying, emceeing, and breaking.
Breakdancing is inspired by many rappers and performed by dancers known as break boys.
Grand Wizard created the famous "scratch" while holding the record still while trying to listen to his mother. This is used in the majority of modern deejaying.
Kurtis Blow recieves the first gold single for his hit song and the invention of speed rapping begins to form.
First music video to be realeased and was done by the group Magic Wand.
Many artists, such as the Beastie Boys, change from genres such as punk or rock to rap.
Run DMC, which recorded with famous rock band, Aerosmith, becomes the first rap band to have continuous airplay on television and the radio. Influenced and inspired many other rappers.
Inner-city violence and poverty is sterotyped and focused on in this song recorded by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
Def Jam's first studio album release was with LL Cool J.
The Beastie Boys recording of this album became the greates selling rap album of all times.
Queen Latifah debuts her first album and becomes extremely popular.
Mc Hammer starts his famous career with this popular song that raised all kinds of popularity within the genre.