1980s: A Brief History Of Hip-Hop/Rap

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1970s Origin: Hip-Hop/rap originated in the Bronx, New York in the 1970s as a collaboration of different groups. Black, Latinx, and Caribbean Americans gathered together in youth parties featuring DJs with funk music 1979 Expansion: In 1979, the Sugarhill Gang released the first known Hip-Hop record known as" Rappers Delight" which hit the top 40 on the US Billboard chart and put the genre in the spotlight the late 1980s and early 1990s Golden era: By the late 1980s and early 1990s, Hip-hop had become a huge mainstream causing records to be broken by famous artists like Tupac Shakur. late 1990s Commercialization: By the late 1990s, hip-hop had created famous artists causing a new award to be shown at the Grammy's named "Best Rap Album"

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