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The History Of Rap Music

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Bom of African-American frustrations in the 1970s, rap music first came to prominence with the Sugar Hill Gang's 'Rapper's Delight' (1979). Since then, rap and the hip-hop culture that surrounds it have pervaded all our lives. The History of Rap Music examines rap through three decades, from the impact of ground-breaking rappers like Kurtis Blow, Run-DMC, and Public Enemy, ...more
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Published January 1st 2001 by Chelsea House Publications
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This book gave a really good description and background on the history of hip-hop and rap music. There was really good information in this book about lots of artists.
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Lots of facts about the tradition, dancing, and social history is included.
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As a journalist, Lommel has served as entertainment editor for Teen Magazine; music editor for Cash Box Magazine; associate editor for Radio & Records Magazine; and editor at large for Black Elegance Magazine. She has interviewed hundreds of film, television, and music personalities as an on-camera reporter for CNN.

Lommel has also written seven biographies for young adults, exploring the lives
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