THE ORIGINS OF HIP-HOP AND RAP
In late 1970s a new, popular form of urban youth culture emerged in the Bronx, New York which changed the look of popular music and American culture. During its development, hip-hop has become a vastly commercialized, inextricable component of popular American culture; however, it took the efforts of many pioneers and innovators to shape modern hip-hop culture and music. By exploring hip-hops origins, one can better understand its evolution and its positive influence on different social groups throughout the United States.
There are many misconceptions about what the term hip-hop means. Many believe hip-hop is synonymous for rap music; however, hip-hop encompasses all the cultural elements of... View More »