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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapping

Rapping is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates "rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular", which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backbeat or musical accompaniment. The components of rap include "content" (what is being said), "flow" (rhythm, ...

www.plasticlittleraps.com/history-of-rap-music.html

More than a century before rap exploded onto the American music scene, West African musicians were telling stories rhythmically, with just the beat of a drum for accompaniment. Meanwhile, folk artists.

colemizestudios.com/how-did-rap-start

Sep 23, 2014 ... It's risen to be the most popular music today but how well do you know the history of rap? Join me as I take a stroll down memory lane & revisit it's roots.

teachersinstitute.yale.edu/curriculum/units/1993/4/93.04.04.x.html

Unfortunately, rap music is not perceived by many Americans as an art form, but as a fad which they hope will soon fade away. One of my intentions with my unit is to show that rap music is not a fad, but a musical art form that has been around for over 20 years in the United States. In fact, one can trace the history of rap back  ...

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Feb 22, 2007 ... World Cafe celebrates Black History Month with a special on the birth of rap, in which rapper Kurtis Blow, DJ Grand Wizard Theodore, and museum curator ... Initially dismissed as a fad, rap music proved its commercial viability in 1979 with the release of The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight," and then ...

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Dec 27, 2011 ... Rock music fans saw this video and started opening themselves up to rap music which tapped into a whole new market. MTV continued to help rap music's recognition in 1988 with the new MTV show “Yo! MTV Raps!” This show received the highest ratings in the history of MTV and started it's own spin off ...

www.citelighter.com/music/overall/knowledgecards/history-of-rap-music

History of Rap Music. Hip hop music, also called hip-hop,rap music or hip-hop music, is a musical genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: ...

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This lesson will offer a definition of rap and explain its correlation to the larger culture of hip-hop. The origins of rap will be summarized and...

www.laweekly.com/music/hip-hop-did-not-begin-how-you-think-it-did-4762859

Jun 16, 2014 ... To hear most people tell it, the history of rap goes like this: MCs were originally rapping primarily to showcase their DJs. ... There are plenty of awful college music professors who, attempting to shock their students, float the idea that Bob Dylan "invented rap" or was in any way an influence on hip-hop.