When hip-hop emerged in the 1970s, the artists of the genre simply wanted to attract the affection and attention of the people of New York City. The hip-hop DJ artists in the early 1970s conquered fans with a music mixing technique that no one dared to try before.
The first person to experiment and succeed with this gameplay was the Jamaican-born artist Kool Herc in the Bronx. Along with the music, a new type of street dance emerged breakdance.
In 1984, the movie Beat Street about this dance was shown across America or at Cannes Film Festival and thus dance groups. That’s such as The New York City Breakers and Rock Steady Crew became famous.
The influence of this dance style has spread widely, bringing glory to many young artists today. Examples include George Sampson and his dance team Diversity, who have won Britain’s Got Talent competitions.
In 1979, Rapper’s Delight, the hip-hop-inspired piece, became the first official hip-hop single to hit commercial success. This song was remixed by the trio The Sugarhill Gang after listening to the song Good Times by the R & B Chic series at a party.
Run-DMC introduced the art of rapping to the public, but Public Enemy are artists who use hip-hop as a means to raise awareness about social issues. The album It Takes a Million To Hold Us Back that they released in 1988 is still considered the greatest rap album of all time.
Along with many other artists, Lauryn Hill has rejected the notion that women do nothing in the hip-hop village. Female singers Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa and MC Lyte-all had hot songs in the US in the 1980s and 1990s.
In 1998, Hill became the owner of 5 Grammy Awards – a record for a female recording artist at the time – with his solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. This album contains the stories of her life, represented by Hill by both singing and rapping.