The art of rapping has come along way, evolving from the poets and proto-rappers of the 60s and 70s such as Millie Jackson, Gil Scott Heron, James Brown and Muhammed Ali. Taking the world by storm in the late 7os, the art form hasn't looked back, but instead has diversified. Here are the 27 styles of rap that exist today, demonstrated by Mac Lethal.
The incredible Run The Jewels release their 3rd album 'Run The Jewels 3' and my days does it have some stompers on it!
It still stands as an ingenius idea by the Black Eyed Peas, the song 'Yesterday' is both a love letter and an ode to Hip-Hop and its community that a lot of people need to read. This continuing and current state of mediocrity we are being exposed to, is killing the art.
Remaining the no.1 dance of Hip-Hop culture, Bboying continues to evolve throughout time.
Blind Fury - The Blind Rapper
Hip-Hop continues to influence, here is a novel take a Wu-Tang Classic.
Rapper Papoose shows some more alphabetical slaughter...
The Man On The Beach - Freestyling He Doth Teach
20 Years In - Brother Ali Still Rips It As He Wrecks It!
11 Year Old Rapper Is Shown The way By Big Bro - Both Have Flava!
People are confused. Rap is the lyrical form that comes of Hip-Hop and other musical forms such as Funk and Jazz. James Brown, Millie Jackson and even boxer Muhammed Ali can be considered proto-rappers. But presently, not all rappers can say they are Hip-Hop...well nothing that pertains to its true foundations. Here are some jams to show you the difference.
TRUE SKOOL KEEPERS OF THE ART
FRAUDSTERS DESTROYING THE CULTURE
OLD SKOOL VS NEW SKOOL