These three Hollis, Queens natives were the most important of the new school Hip Hop artists. They brought a harder edge to the music and helped move Hip Hop from a single-oriented genre to an album-oriented one. Their 1996 album Raising Hell became Hip Hop's first multi-platinum record.
DMC (Darryl McDaniels), Run (Joseph Simmons), Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell)
The single "My Adidas" from Run-DMC's album Raising Hell led to a $1.6 million endorsement deal with the footwear company. It was the first endorsement between a musical group and an athletic company.
The "old-school" creators of hip-hop.
They brought a political consciousness to hip-hop.
Unapologetic conveyors of urban life in LA.
A) poet, B) rebel, C) gangsta, D) All the above √
Brooklyn's Big Poppa.
Missy Misdemeanor conquered a male dominated genre.
Rap's greatest musical collective.
Two turntables and a microphone.
Birthed from the underground clubs of Chicago and New York.
Electronic dance music born in Detroit.
Soul music makes a return.