On this day back in 1973, a movement was created that would forever change the landscape of both the music industry and our society. Hip-Hop was born on this day courtesy of a “school jam” held in a rec room by the legendary DJ Kool Herc. With it’s humble yet brash beginnings, the genre would evolve into the most influential of it’s kind.
Spanning over four decades, Hip-Hop has given us more than just hard baselines and dope lyrics. It has given the world first-hand knowledge of the situations and factors that expedited its rise to power. It’s cultivation included a plethora of MC’s, DJ’s, breakers & graffiti artists who would serve as its curators. In it’s early inception, Hip-Hop was ruled out as a fad that would not last ten years by some of the music industry’s poignant acts.
The paradigm shift would occur in 1986 when Run-DMC & Aerosmith released Walk This Way, thrusting Hip-Hop into mainstream light. From there the movement made it way to the West coast and once the South got it’s hands on it, the genre evolved into a mainstay that produced several subcategories that would solidify it’s foundation in the music industry.
Hip-Hop shows no signs of slowage as it reaches the age of 50. As correspondents of this movement, TenthLetterMedia & Straight Official Magazine acknowledge the soul day of Hip-Hop and will be at the ready to capture and cover it for years to come!
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