Welcome back to the Maverick Jam, where we put together playlists, so you don't have to. This week, DANIEL BRUNSKILL has collated his favourite new school rap tunes. Hit it!
Rap was born in suburban New York city in the late 1970’s. African American kids fought oppression with turntables, breakbeats, rhymes and dance. What they created has become one of the fastest growing and most influential genres in the last half century.
These days it has been pulled into mainstream and being blurred with pop music. See Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj for examples.
Ever since black and white cultures have met, white people have taken on and popularised black music. Jazz, blues and rock’n’roll were all created from African roots and commercialised by white artists. Rap and hip-hop are no exception, but not on this playlist.
This is dedicated to only the hottest, most authentic rap music. Energetic. Aggressive. Political. Vile. Fun. Defiant. Hip hop.
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