POP vs. HIPHOP

Tylese Ponds

You probably listen to music right? Have you ever thought about who would win in a battle: Hip Hop or Pop? Pop tends to sing about love, girls, and boys. Hip hop raps about money, cars, and life.


Hip hop was created in 1972 but was only played at parties. How ever it got popular in November of 1979 when the song Rapper's Delight by the Sugarhill gang was released. The song was produced by Sylvia Robinson the founder of Sugarhill Records. The artist rapping the song were Michael Wright, Henry Jackson and Guy O'Brien all lived in Englewood New Jersey. Selling only 36 copies in the U.S. and 3 in the UK. This was a enough to be the first rap song to enter the U.S. top 40. Groups like N.W.A took hip hop to the next level. Releasing their first song in 1988