song. The bulk of the song (the body) is based on the breakdown of the famous disco song “Good Times” by Chic. The name of the band that plays the opening vamps is by the group Positive Force. It was the end of one era and the beginning of another. o Curtis “Blow” Walker (The First Major Rap Artist) The birth of the intellectual rapper From Harlem, First commercially successful rapper, and first to sign with a major record label, first gold rap song: “The Breaks” ‘80 Street Level Hit: “Christmas Rap” with Russell Simons o Grandmaster Flash and the Furious The birth of the conscious rap; took rap from talking about girls and cars to talking about the community Joseph Saddler and Kid Creo, Mele Mel, Cowboy, Scropo, & Rahim Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 Notable Song: “The Message” o Run DMC: Reverend Run, DMC, & Jam Master Jay Greatest Hip Hop Group of All Time by MTV; Greatest Hip Hop Artist of All Time by VH1; & inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 They represented all of the changes in Hip Hop: the stripped down hood look. Notable Song: “Sucker MC’s” ‘83 Stripped the instruments out of the song, changing the sound of Hip Hop. Only using a drum machine o Rick Rubin: Produced the sound of Run DMC and Beastie Boys Created the first Rap and Rock collaboration with Aerosmith with a remix of “Walk This Way”, got them into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame
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