In the 1970s, an East Bronx gang named Savage Skulls started to organize cultural events for youths. The gang members formed a hip-hop awareness group in 1973 called what?
Originally known simply as the Organization, it arose in the 1970s as the reformed New York City gang the Black Spades, a street gang from South Bronx. While the Black Spades were the base of the organization, other reformed gangs contributed additional members, notably the Savage Nomads, Seven Immortals, and Savage Skulls, among others. Members began to organize cultural events for youths, combining local dance and music movements into what would become known as the various elements of hip hop culture.
The Bugatti Boyz are made up of these two rappers.
Which famous DJ--and a pioneer in hip-hop culture--co-founded Zulu Nation?
In the late 1970s, Bambaataa formed what became known as the Universal Zulu Nation, a group of socially and politically aware rappers, B-boys, graffiti artists and other people involved in hip hop culture.
What song by the Sugarhill Gang was the first rap song to become a Top 40 hit, reaching #36 on the 1979 Billboard Hot 100?
While it was not the first single to feature rapping, "Rapper's Delight" is generally considered to be the song that introduced hip hop music to audiences in the United States and around the world.
What university do Redman and Method Man attend in the film "How High?"
Drake isn't the only rapper hailing from Toronto, this rapper is one of his few Canadian peers.
Often credited as Canada's "hip-hop ambassador", Kardinal Offishall is regarded as one of the country's best hip-hop producers and is best known for his distinctive reggae and dancehall-influenced style of hip hop.
Which female emcee had a hit with "Ruffneck" in 1993?
MC Lyte became the first female solo rapper ever nominated for a Grammy after "Ruffneck" scored a Best Rap Single nod in 1993.
We've seen Marshall Mathers do a lot of things. We've seen The Eminem Show, we've seen his Encore, we've seen him face Hell and Relapse and we've seen him gather strength in his Recovery against drugs. He came from 8 Mile and has almost had his Curtain Called a few times. Eminem has released 8 solo albums, 2 greatest hits collections, and multiple collaboration albums. His career has seemed Infinite. Which solo album did I forget to mention?
In 1988, after years of being neglected by mainstream media, hip-hop got its own show on what channel?
"Yo! MTV Raps" is a two-hour American television music video program, which ran from August 1988 to August 1995. The program (created by Ted Demme and Peter Dougherty) was the first hip hop music show.
List the original members of The L.O.X.
Which of these songs was NOT featured on Nelly's album Nellyville?
Eric B. & Rakim's "Know the Ledge" appeared on what film's soundtrack?
'Juice' featured Tupac Shakur as Roland Bishop in the rapper's debut starring performance.
What genre of rap did Ice-T help pioneer in 1983 with his singles "Body Rock" and "Killers?"
The genre evolved from hardcore hip hop into a distinct form, pioneered in the mid-1980s by rappers such as Schoolly D and Ice-T, and was popularized in the later part of the 1980s by groups like N.W.A.
Calvin Cordozar Broadus is the government name of what rapper?
Name the 1996 Grammy winning duet by Method Man and Mary J. Blige
This iconic rapper's birth name was Lesane Parish Crooks?
Tupac's birth name was Lesane Parish Crooks, but in 1972, he was renamed after the last Incan emperor Tupac Amaru II.
DJ Kool Herc was hired to perform at what New York City club in 1975?
DJ Kool Herc's first professional DJ job was at the Twilight Zone in 1973. He wanted to get into another place called the Hevalo, but wasn’t allowed…yet. As his fame rised and peaked, in 1975, the Hevalo club finally hired him to perform there.
Who co-wrote and co-produced Wreckx-N-Effect's 1992 hit "Rump Shaker"?
Pharrell Williams collaborated with Guy's Teddy Riley on the track.
What was the first officially released song Nas appeared on?
Released in 1991, Main Source's "Live at the BBQ" also featured Large Professor, Joe Fatal and Akinyele.
In 1975, Grand Wizard Theodore accidentally created a new sound by trying to hold a spinning record in place. The sound became a major element of modern deejaying. What is it called?
Though variants of the story exist, it is generally accepted that Grand Wizard Theodore was playing records at a high volume in his bedroom. Fed up with the noise his mother entered and ordered him to turn the music down. At this point, he looked away from the turntable to face her. While his mother lectured him he continued slowly moving the record back and forth, which produced a sound all its own. When she left the room he was intrigued by the sound the vinyl made when manipulated in this fashion. After months of experimentation, he introduced this technique at a party and thus scratching was born. Many forms of popular music have since used the technique.
What was 50 Cent's 2003 debut album titled?
"U Can't Touch This" rapper MC Hammer publicly dissed this rapper with his track "Better Run Run"
No one wants to be that guy who makes a few hit records, blows all his money, and then become a hip-hop punchline. But that's basically what happened to MC Hammer. So when Jay-Z rapped "I lost 30 mil, so I spent another 30/Cause unlike Hammer, 30 million can't hurt me," on Kanye West's "So Appalled," Hammer got pissed. So pissed, in fact, that he decided to release the hilariously awful diss track, "Better Run Run" in November 2010.
James Todd Smith is the government name of which rapper?
Who is not a member of Odd Future (OFWGKTA)?
Nate Dogg passed away March of what year?
Which rap superstars collaborated on the 2011 album "Watch the Throne?"
What was Terrence Howard's character's rap name in the 2005 film "Hustle & Flow?"
What hip-hop group's album The Score debuted at No. 1 and won two Grammys in 1997?
The Score became one of the biggest hits of 1996 and one of the best-selling hip-hop albums of all time. The Fugees first gained attention for their cover versions of old favorites, with the group's reinterpretations of "No Woman No Cry" by Bob Marley & the Wailers and "Killing Me Softly with His Song" (first recorded by Lori Lieberman in 1971, remade by Roberta Flack in 1973), the latter being their biggest hit.
What member of the Wu-Tang Clan died in 2004 inside a recording studio just two days before his 36th birthday?
Ol' Dirty Bastard collapsed at approximately 4:35 pm (EST) on November 13, 2004 (two days before his 36th birthday) at RZA's recording studio (36 Chambers Records LLC on West 34th Street in New York City). His funeral was held at Brooklyn's Christian Cultural Center and drew a crowd of thousands.
Before adding the "Miller" to his Mac, the 19-year-old Pittsburgh rapper went by:
Which of the following people is NOT an original member of the Rock Steady Crew that formed in 1977?
The fourth founding member was P-Body.
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