Hip Hop originally formed in the 1970’s in Bronx, New York. Youth at the time were the mainstream performers of Hip Hop music. It did not become popular until the late 1970’s, specifically, 1979. It was first started being played in clubs and block parties and upcoming rappers would have rap battles in parks or on nearby corners. At the block parties, Dj’s would play popular songs using two turntables to make a “break” in the song. Almost like playing two different songs at once.
The Golden age of Hip Hop was between the mid-1980’s and 1990’s. Gangsta rap became popular between this time and focused on inner-city struggles and highlighted the violent lives teens would live during this time. Political rap also became popular during this time. Some famous artists include Slick Rick, Kool G rap group, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dog.