The Evolution Of Hip-Hop

 

From the time hip-hop was birthed in late 1970’s South Bronx, it took the country

by storm as the combination of these massive boom-bap beats and smooth slick catchy

rhymes spouted by New York MC’s were blasted on radios and stereos. Almost forty

years later, the culture of hip-hop and the state of rap has majorly transformed as we went

from an age of rap groups like Run DMC and NWA who shifted the game of rap to artists

like Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert who introduced a whole new wave to rap and hip hop

and introduced mumble rap, a sub-genre of hip hop that become very popular within the

last few years.

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A Conversation About Modern Hip-Hop

Celia interviews Jason Kiwanuka about modern hip-hop; first talking about how Chance The Rapper won a Grammy award after being so successful and “best new artist” after releasing his most recent independently streaming album. This is important news because he is a very popular artist right now that isn’t signed to any record deal. Because of that, he isn’t making any money directly from his music. He has turned down countess offers worth millions of dollars from record companies, and this position highlights how music is listened to today. Continue reading “A Conversation About Modern Hip-Hop”