A common question I constantly get asked from up and coming artists who are learning how to rap is "how can I create my own unique rap style?". This is actually a really good question and you may find my answer quite shocking at first but before you discredit what i'm about to say please hear me out. If you're wanting to create and cultivate your own sound you need to first accept the fact that you're not original. I know this can be an offensive notion to entertain and I myself am not excluded in that regard. But before I'm bombarded with 4 letter objections allow me to … [Read more...] about How To Create A Unique Rap Style
history of rap
Before I disclose which artist released the first rap song I gotta set it up some quick rap history for you. See before there were rap songs there was emcee's. An emcee's job was to be the voice of the party while the DJ focused on spinning records. Emcees would recognize special guests at the parties, make announcements, and often would spit short freestyles about what was going on at the party. Coke La Rock is known for being the first rapper to ever spit rhymes after teaming up with DJ Kool Herc in 1973 and both are recognized as the original founding fathers of Hip Hop. Rap music was … [Read more...] about Was The First Rap Song Really Rappers Delight?
Rap music is undeniably one of the most popular music genres to date but how well do you know the history of rap? Join me as I take a stroll down memory lane and revisit the origins of what we know today as Hip-Hop. What does rapping mean? Rap is actually a very old word. You can find the term popping up as early as the 15th and 16th century in Britain. Initially the word rap meant to strike or to hit. A few centuries later a slight variation of this definition appeared which meant to speak or talk. In America around the 1960’s it began to pop up in the black community and was used as a … [Read more...] about History of Rap – The True Origins of Rap Music