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Trap music is a music genre that originated in the early 1990s in the Southern United States. It is typified by its aggressive lyrical content and hip hop instrumental sound.
699 11th Street NW. Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Hip hop is a form of musical expression and artistic culture that originated in African-American and Latino communities during the 1970s in New York City, specifically the Bronx. DJ Afrika Bambaataa outlined the four pillars of hip hop culture: MCing, DJing, breaking and graffiti writing. Other elements include beatboxing. Since its emergence from the South Bronx, hip hop culture has spread around the world. Hip hop music first emerged with disc jockeys creating rhythmic beats by looping breaks (small portions of songs emphasizing a percussive pattern) on two turntables, more commonly referred to as sampling. This was later accompanied by “rap”, a rhythmic style of chanting or poetry presented in 16 bar measures or time frames, and beatboxing, a vocal technique mainly used to imitate percussive elements of the music and various technical effects of hip-hop DJ’s. An original form of dancing and particular styles of dress arose among fans of this new music. These elements experienced considerable refinement and development over the course of the history of the culture. Hip hop originated, by most accounts, in the late 60s with Clive Campbell, also known as DJ Kool Herc. In fact, Herc is the person that brought the first hip-hop music to the Bronx […]
1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, New York
Maurice Malone opened the Hip-Hop Shop on the West side of Detroit on Seven Mile as a spot to sell his coveted jeans and leather clothing
15736 W Seven Mile Rd Detroit, MI 48235
J Dilla’s Basement is where Slum Village, Pete Rock, D’Angelo, Jazzy Jeff and Erykah Badu Crafted Their Styles
J Dilla aka Jay Dee crafted his style from about 1992 to 1997 in this basement. His studio gave birth to a revolutionary approach to hip-hop production.
3103 East Nevada Street, Detroit, Michigan
In Summer 2012, a street was dedicated to J Dilla. It is called “Allée Jay Dee”. and it is located in the city of Montpellier, France.
Rue Ray Charles Montpellier, Occitanie
J Dilla was born in Detroit and lived his first few years in this building where his uncle Hermans’s donut shop, Dilla’s Delights, is now located.
242 John R Street, Detroit, Michigan, 48226
Tribe Called Quest’s Get a Mural in Queens And A Street Named in Honor of Phife Dawg after his Passing
On Saturday, November 19th, 2016, the corner of 192nd St and Linden Blvd in St. Albans, Queens, NY was dedicated as Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor Way in memory of the member of rap group A Tribe Called Quest who died in March of 2016 as a result of complications from diabetes. Shortly after his passing a small group of men took it upon themselves to dedicate a mural and a street they loved and immortalized in song, in his honor.
192nd St and Linden Blvd in St. Albans, Queens, NY
Greene St Recording Studios Was Key To The Hip Hop Landscape In The 90sGreene St Recording Studio Was Legendary
Learn more about Greene St. Recording Studios and it role in recording the golden years of NY hip hop in the 90’s
112 Greene Street, ny, ny
Jookin Is A Style Of Dance And Music That Originated in Memphis At The Crystal PalaceMemphis Jookin
Jookin is a part of the musical culture of Memphis. It started on the streets and on the wooden floors of the Crystal Palace Roller Rink in Memphis, Tennessee.
3364 S 3rd St, Memphis, Tennessee 38109
Native Tongues crew’s (Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, and A Tribe Called Quest among others) early work in Calliope Studios started a hip-hop movement.
37th street and 8th avenue new york, new york 10018
Learn about Lo-Fi music in LA, its main characteristics, representatives and also places where you can experience Lo-Fi beats in LA.
3256 Cahuenga Blvd W, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Learn about E-mu Systems, the creators of the E-mu SP-1200 and pioneers in samplers, and the sample-based drum machines that revolutionized Hip-Hop, House and EDM.
1500 Green Hills Road, Suite 270, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4945