1.Often referred to as “hip-hop”, rap music originated during the 1970s in New York City among black and Hispanic performers.Rap music is poetry accompanied by groovy beats and attractive tones from the bass guitar and keyboards/synthesizers.
2.In 1979, First rap recordings released: “Rappers Delight” by Sugar Hill Gang and “Superrappin” by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
3.Wendy Clark was the first female rapper to hit the scene in 1979 with the nickname of Lady B. She was the first to release a rap single, called To the Beat Y’all.
4.DJ Flash of the Rappers Rapp Group (1981) Was the first White Rapper to pursue rap as a full time career.
5.The first rapper to popularize tattoos in the rap community was 2Pac.
6.Snoop Dogg’s mother gave him his nickname because his eyes reminded her of the cartoon dog Snoopy from Charlie Brown.
7.At the age of 12 Jay Z shot his brother in the shoulder for stealing his jewelry.He is the richest rapper of all-time.
8.kanye west and eminem are the only rappers to win three best rap album grammys.
9.Eminem is the best selling rap artist with 86 million records followed by 2pac with 75 million records in history of rap.
10.Outkast’s first album “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” won grammy award in 2004 and has sold over 11 million copies and is on top of best selling hip hop album of all-time in USA.