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Timeline: Hip Hop
1925: Earl Tucker (aka Snake Hips), a performer at the Cotton Club invents a dance style similar to today’s hip-hop moves.
1940: Tom the Great (a.k.a. Thomas Wong) uses a booming sound system to please his audience.
1950: The Soundclash contest between Coxsone Dodd’s “Downbeat” and Duke Reid’s “Trojan” gives birth to DJ Battling.


Golden age hip hop is a name given to mainstream hip hop music created in the late 1980s and early 1990s, typically by artists and musicians originating from ...


Hip-hop's rise from an underground party scene dominated by Bronx youth to a billion-dollar-generating worldwide phenomenon that has transcended genre ...


May 24, 2017 ... Explore a timeline of hip-hop history, from 1925 to now.


Music has been a constant in the lives of humans for all of time. The hip-hop movement is much younger, having started in the last hundred years, but it quickly ...


Gil Scott Heron releases "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", furthering the influence of hip hop as a medium for political discourse. The song features ...


Hip Hop "Grandfather" Afrika Bambaataa (Godfather of Hip-Hop culture, Father of the Electro Funk sound, founder of the Universal Zulu Nation, visionary, ...

Feb 4, 2014 ... A timeline covering the evolution of Rap and Hip Hop from 1950 to 2008. Used during From the Street to Mainstream: The Evolution of Rap/Hip ...


Sep 11, 2005 ... Groundbreaking and pivotal events in the creation and early years of Rap and Hip-Hop music 1970-1989.


May 4, 2017 ... Miley Cyrus may hate on ratchet hip-hop, but that sound helped her gain national acclaim.