History Of Rap
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September 6, 2013
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In this paper I will show how rap got its start and evolved into the culture we know today as hip hop.
Influences on rap music started as early as the 1940's when Rhythm & Blues and Jazz included many of the elements that make up rap music. Rap music became its own genre of music in the 1970's when DJ's from New York, such as DJ Lovebug, DJ Cool Herc and DJ Hollywood, began manipulating, and scratching, records to make rhythms, beats, and other sounds...
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As this took place the rapper would speak over the music using rhymes. The rapper would use emphasis and accents with their lyrics.
In 1979 the Sugar Hill Gang marketed the first rap single with their hit "Rapper's Delight". This forced the world to acknowledge that rap was a force in the music industry
In 1986 sampling was developed...
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