Landmark Hip-Hop Hits

Landmark Hip-Hop Hits

by Carol Ellis

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Overview

Hip-hop music began in the neighborhoods of the Bronx, New York, during the 1970s and grew to become a major cultural influence all over the world. Hip-hop has evolved through both individual innovation and technological breakthroughs. Landmark Hip-Hop Hits traces the development of this musical genre through discussion of its biggest hits and most important stars, from early songs like "Rapper's Delight" and "The Message" to contemporary hits by performers like Jay-Z, Drake, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne. The songs discussed in this book had an important part to play in shaping the history of the hip-hop movement over the past five decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422221211
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/2012
Series: Hip-Hop Hitmakers Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.32(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 9 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

1 The early years 5

2 A new age 13

3 Gangsta rap 24

4 The rise of the south 37

5 A new millennium 46

Chronology 56

Glossary 58

Further Reading 60

Internet Resources 61

Index 62

About the author 64

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