In looking at rap music origins, a song from 1972 by Italian singer Adriano Celentano has some familiar sounds. Listen for yourself.
In 1979, Parliament and Funkadelic released two projects that helped close out the 70s– and usher in the era of rap and hip hop.
Hip-hop began as a youth movement. In the last 30 years or so, things have evolved. What’s it like now for those “founding fathers”?
1988 showcased Public Enemy, MC Lyte, Eric B and Rakim, De La Soul in all their glory. So let’s revisit a time when the rhymes blasting out of boom-boxes were the keys to the culture.