The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music

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When hip-hop first emerged in the streets of New York in the 1970s, nobody predicted that this new type of sound would become as admired and widespread as it has become. This new genre of music has encouraged and motivated numerous artists from not just the United States, but elsewhere to integrate their own originality and create a new sound that several audiences can enjoy throughout. I started to pay attention to Puerto-Rican rap group Calle 13 when I first heard their song "Atreve-Te-Te". This track had a different sound and lyrical content from other songs that were playing on the radio during this time. It incorporated a Colombian Cumbia sound as well as Spanglish in their lyrics, which other singles in the radio were not integrating.
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