Genuis Hour Joshua Gunter

A Little Research On Hip-Hop

I Do It For Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop has been a part of African American culture for over 25 years and people African Americans have used Hip-Hop as a way of expressing them selves through music.
Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang (1979)


Rapper's Delight by The Sugarhill Gang is one of the first Hip-Hop songs that featured rapping at this time it was fairly new and the music was family friendly. This song is the song that made the idea of rapping popular. At this time telling stories in the music was popular in rap.
MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This


Hip-Hop at this time wasn't that changed between the two decades. Still had that same bouncy feel and you still want to move your feet to the music.
A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We've Got) Buggin' Out


The change is this year was very apparent. With this song though you can still feel that 80s and 70s feel with the natural sound. A Tribe Called Quest is personally my favorite 90s rap group/ rappers,
Radio Edit / Cleaned - Tupac & Biggie - Runnin'

More 90s

This decade was also the up-rise for ganster rap which made Hip-Hop the negative and controversial genre of music it is today.

Today's Hip-Hop

Today's Hip-Hop promotes gang violence, drug dealing and getting money the fast way. The message this Hip-Hop sends us is super negative and most people believe it's morally acceptable because it's apart of our culture and it's one of the only ways we can express ourselves.

"Our art is a reflection of our Reality."

-Ice Cube