Rapper's Delight: The Sugarhill Gang

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“I said the hip hop, Hippie to the hippie, the hip, hip hop, and you don’t stop, a rock it to the bang, bang boogie, say you jump the boogie, to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat.” “Rapper’s Delight” is a song recorded in 1979 by American hip hop trio The Sugarhill Gang. It was the original 12-inch single was 15 minutes of undeniable urban-playboy bragging. While it was not the first single to feature rapping, it is generally considered to be the song that first popularized hip hop in the United States and around the world. “Love, love me do, you know I love you, I’ll always be true, so please, love me do, whoa, love me do.” “Love Me Do” was recorded by The Beatles in 1962. “Love Me Do” an irresistible favorite for lovers of …show more content…

Hip Hop music had been around for about twenty years in the United Sates, but it was usually heard at block parties and discos where DJs would loop breakbeats and MCs would add live vocals.
What is Hip Hop?
Hip Hop was born in the neighborhood, where young people gathered in parks, on playgrounds, and street corners, to speak poetry over mechanical sounds and borrowed melodies. Hip Hop was always bigger than just the music; it was also break dancing, the gymnastic dance style that valued improvised, angular athleticism over choreographed fluidity. Hip hop was also fashion such as: hats, jackets, gold chains, and brand sneakers. Hip Hop was graffiti, to a new way of expression that employed spray paint as the medium and subway walls as the canvas.
Today’s hip hop have changed as where the DJ was once is now the producer as the key music maker, and the park was once is now a studio.
Beginning of Rap & Hip Hop
The roots of hip hop are found in African American and West African music. The griots of West Africa are a group of traveling singers and poets, whose musical style is reminiscent of hip hop and who are part of an oral tradition dating back hundreds of years. Griots were the keepers and purveyors of knowledge, including tribal history, family lineage, and news of births, deaths and wars. They would spread knowledge in an accessible form the spoken words to members of their tribal villages.
As history and culture evolved so has hip

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