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N.W.A. - Express Yourself. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton. News, Music Performances and Show Video Clips. NWA World. N.W.A — Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and photos at N.W.A. In 1988, with the double-platinum album Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A brought gangsta rap into the mainstream.


The record was among the first to offer an insider's perspective of the violence and brutality of gang-ridden South Central L.A. With songs like "Fuck tha Police" and "Gangsta Gangsta" set in a chaotic swirl of siren and gunshot sounds, it also foreshadowed the 1992 L.A. riots. In 1986, O'Shea "Ice Cube" Jackson, born and raised in a two-parent, middle-class home in South Central—and always more interested in music and books than in gangs—met Andre "Dr.

Dre" Young, who shared Cube's passion for writing rap songs. The two started writing for Eric "Eazy-E" Wright, a former drug dealer who started Ruthless Records with his profits. Hip-Hop/Rap Music Genres. Information about the Hip-Hop and Rap Music genre The Music Genres List site covers many of the most popular styles of Hip-Hop & Rap music, we hope this becomes the definitive list of Hip-Hop music / Rap music genres on the Internet, send an email to add @ musicgenreslist dot com if you feel any Hip-Hop or Rap music genres are missing and we’ll add to complete the music list.

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Alternative RapBounceDirty SouthEast Coast RapGangsta RapHardcore RapHip-HopLatin RapOld School RapRapUnderground RapWest Coast Rap Hip Hop, R&B and Rap musical genres are closely associated with each other. The Social Significance of Rap & Hip-Hop Culture. The History of Hip-Hop: The Early Years. 1970: DJ U-Roy invades Jamaican pop charts with three top ten songs using a style known as toasting.

The History of Hip-Hop: The Early Years

The Last Poets release their self-titled debut album on Douglas Records combining jazz instrumentations with heartfelt spoken word. (The Last Poets would later appear on Common’s 2005 rap anthem, “The Corner. ") 1971: Aretha Franklin records a well-known b-boy song “Rock Steady. " Music and cultural movement. Music and cultural movement Hip-hop, cultural movement that attained widespread popularity in the 1980s and ’90s; also, the backing music for rap, the musical style incorporating rhythmic and/or rhyming speech that became the movement’s most lasting and influential art form.

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Although widely considered a synonym for rap music, the term hip-hop refers to a complex culture comprising four elements: deejaying, or “turntabling”; rapping, also known as “MCing” or “rhyming”; graffiti painting, also known as “graf” or “writing”; and “B-boying,” which encompasses hip-hop dance, style, and attitude, along with the sort of virile body language that philosopher Cornel West described ... (100 of 2,642 words) History of Hip Hop Music.