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Who are the pioneers and major influences in rap?

  1. charevette profile image75
    charevetteposted 5 years ago

    There have been so many lists out there of the greatest MC's or rappers out there. I think a few are Biggie, Tupac, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, and Wu Tang Clan. But there has been so many influences on rap that everybody is claiming to be the best, or the first. Who do you think have made the biggest mark?

  2. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    DJ Kool Herc - pioneer

    1. charevette profile image75
      charevetteposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'll admit I've never heard of him. I will definitely look him up, thank you

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
        prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        hip hop not rap sorry..

        1. charevette profile image75
          charevetteposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It's ok, all ties together smile

  3. Reality Bytes profile image92
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    Here is the first major rap song.

    Rappers Delight  Sugarhill Gang

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2MgZl0ZmFI


    BLONDIE RAPTURE (major influence on the genre)

    http://youtu.be/z9kDW3y268Y

    1. charevette profile image75
      charevetteposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      yeah the Sugar Hill gang is widely considered to be one of the reigning father's. If not the main ones. Blondie's rapture also is one of my favorite's with Fab Five Freddy and Grand Master Flash was name dropped in the song lol

      1. Reality Bytes profile image92
        Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Grand Master Flash was incredible.


        Slick Rick and Doug E. fresh were great also.


        My favorite had to be Run D.M.C. who should be credited for bringing rap and rock together.  Rock/Rap is a huge genre because of these pioneers.

        1. charevette profile image75
          charevetteposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          yes they were definitely the first to merge the two. which is being done so much now in current times. Slick Rick's storytelling is some of the greatest

 
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