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Where Did Rap Music Come From?

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Rap music started of in the United States of America, more specific from the West Bronx in the New York City. Rap has affected America in the late 1970s and the 1980s the same way rock and roll affected the country in the 1960s. The music has its origin to rebellious attitudes of youth seeking variety from the existing disco genre of the seventies. Rap comprises music in an extremely lyrical expressive form. A techno pulse normally accompanies a rapper.

In the beginning years, there were more rap shows than records till it became viable in 1979. The music style attracted the middle class American blanks as these were organised as cheap shows and disco and pop music shows were just too expensive. With rap music, the kids could create their own music.
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The first true form of Rap Music in America, and anywhere else, could be heard on the radio by a disc jockey by the name of Douglas "Jocko" Henderson. Rap Music became "Rap Music" in 1979 when an African American woman named Sylvia Robinson first recorded it 30 years ago (1979) for her record label "SugarHill" located in Englewood, New Jersey. Rap Music became a music form only "after" Sylvia recorded it in 1979. Prior to that, it was just what New York emcees and disc jockeys were doing in the Bronx and Harlem. Where did Rap Music come from? Sylvia Robinson's recording studio in 1979. Now, if you want to know about "hip-hop" ask those who made the movie "Wild Style" and believe the Bronx really started rap with "The Last Poets", Gil Scott Heron, Jamaican toasting, African griots, ect.. There's a difference between Rap Music and Hip-hop. You were told where "Rap Music" came from, not rapping and emceeing. There's a difference.

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Rap Music came from African Americans in America. However, emcees or rappers were also Puerto Ricans from Harlem and Bronx. The first rap song was "King Tim III - Personality Jock" put out by Fat Back's Band in 1979, but Rap Music didn't become a recording industry until Sylvia Robinson first recorded it. Fat Back's song was a novelty, however, the Sugar Hill Gangs song "Rappers Delight" created emceeing or rapping as an officail music form in 1979. Thus, we have what was known as Rap Music.
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Rap originated in Bronx, NY in the 1970's. It began as an expressive art form with songs about political themes and party music as well. It was originated in the African American community as like jazz, blues and rock was capitalized upon by corporate executives that recognized how lucrative the art form could be. .
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All that everyone said is not true. RAP ORIGINATED IN JAMAICA. During times of slavery, slaves were not allowed to talk to each other so they would sing. Different parts of the caribbean have their own style of singing. In Jamaica this style evolved into reggae> reggae evolved into dub> dub evolved into dancehall> and dancehall evolved into rap. Even the famous american rapper Notorious Big got his influence from a Jamaican dancehall artist called Yellowman. This style then spread to america and other parts of the world.
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Rap music originated in New York...Bronx
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In Jamaica... Then it moved to Bronx, NY.
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Rap was influence by early 70's Dance hall artist from Jamaica like you-Roy, Lone Ranger. They would toast (rap) over music and it carried over into the states, ie New York
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As far as I'm concerned rap comes from the heart brother! Where it originated is not important, cause it's not where your from it's where your at :D

I believe the first rap was :
Rappers Delight by the Sugar Hill Gang and I believe they were from America

But I am not 100% on this
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The first rap song recorded on record in 1979 was King Tim III-Personality Jock for Fat Back Band.  Yes, the Bronx and Harlem were emceeing or rapping back as early as 1976 along with the disc jockeys in New York, however, "Rap Music" didn't become a "music", and later an industry, until it was first recorded on record by an African American woman by the name of Sylvia Robinson in 1979.  Her record label was called "SugarHill Records".  The reason she never gets any credit is because she was from New Jersey.  Rap Music originated in America.  Emceeing and rapping did originate in New York, USA, not Africa nor Jamaica, but right here in America.  Google a disc jockey by the name of Douglas "Jocko" Henderson.  He is the first American that I ever heard sort of rap as a "DJ".  Where did Rap originate? Right here in the good old U.S. Of A in a city called New York City, but it didn't become a "music form" and indusrty until it was recorded for SugarHill Records by the group "The SugarHill Gang" in 1979.      Rapologist-Critic Robert Jr. James McClendon
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OK so I think it could have been played by anyone who heard rap music. Maybe Silvia Robinson was the one who recorded it first and hen or before there were other rap players. Who knows...

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