A Brief History of Hip Hop Worldwide
Rap groups like Asfalt, Arabian Knightz, Y-Crew and along with MTM, are the pioneers of Egyptian rap music.
São Paulo became the epicenter of Brazilian hip hop movement right up to its 1993 peak.
The first Rapper Paulista, Pepeu was successful with more relaxed and fun songs. In 1986 Pepeu and Mike recorded Melo do Bastião, after that Pepeu stood out becoming one of the main names of Rap Nacional.
Our first female rapper to record a song was inspired by North American artist Sweet Tee. She tried to rhyme like her. Featured in 1991 on the ablum Ritmo Quente II Sweet Lee Comandando Multidões.
Racionais MCs became the biggest rap group in Brazil. They blew up in the early Nineties with strong political message behind their lyrics. Hip Hop artists not only depict reality but, also transforming it into tactics to deal with the violence faced by Black Brazilians.
Tuga is the name of Portugal’s unique brand of rap and hip-hop music that emerged from the country in the 1980s.
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As a result, Hip-Hop Tuga reached a new peek at the turn of the millennium. More independent artists started emerging, and none was more notable than the first truly independent artist Sam the Kid.
The Score, which innovatively blended elements of jazz, soul, reggae, and hip-hop, sold more than 18 million copies and won two Grammy Awards.
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