Hello one & all its the DJ coming at you once again. This time around I'm talking about & covering how rap really came into play. Now for those who really don't know rap got started in the Bronx New York in the late 70s but it wasn't really until the early 80s that it really branched out with groups like the Sugar hill Gang & their hit song "Rappers Delight."
It was then & there that rap was soon born you would then have many more rap acts of the 80s Such as Run DMC, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. The Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, The Fat Boys, & Salt N Pepa to name a few. Pretty soon rap would then begin to find its voice though radio & mainstream media such as TV in the form of a show called Yo! MTV Raps which would then introduce many more artists of the rap genre & then soon that's when gangsta rap would then be born.
Then in the early 90s new jack swing was in full effect courtesy of major acts such as Heavy D & The Boys, KRS- One, Big Daddy Kane & many other acts. But it was rappers like Snoop Dog that would soon emerge making gangsta rap edgier than ever soon other artists of the 90s would then follow. Soon you had all kinds of acts such as Westside Connection, N.W.A. , Lil Kim, MC Lyte, Angie Martinez, Missy Elliot & many others joining the fold.
Today rap though the genre has come such a long way with such acts as Kendrik Lamar, Nelly & more though some say its dying though its debated a little bit. You have rappers such as Lil Wayne who introduced auto tune to rap & its heavily used in pop music but I digress. No matter how you categorize it rap will forever hold a place in music & though it may come as a shock to some recently a rap group was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame so its a sign that rap will forever be apart of the rock n roll genre & is heavily influenced by it though its mainly from the streets.
So although rap is considered dead to some people in some cases it just might be reviving with artists like Common & Talib Kweli along with Psyche Origami with meaningful & inspiring lyrics & music.
Though lets not forget those who came before them & honor their music & though we may not hear too much from them they really brought the genre to the forefront & still continues to be a beacon in the rock n roll world.