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 16 years ago '04        #333
tntitan 
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THE NAME HIP HOP WAS FIRST USED AS THE NAME OF OUR CULTURE BY AFRICA BAMBATTA BACK IN THE EARLY 80'S....
BEFORE THAT THE WORD HIP HOP WAS A PHRASE THAT MC'S SAID ON THE MIC.

FIRST DJ TO SCRATCH DJ GRAND WIZARD THEODORE I 1975 AT AGE THIRTEEN

FIRST DJ TO BACK SPIN AND NEEDLE DROP DJ GRAND WIZARD THEODORE

THE MOST RECORDS - AFRICA BAMBATTA

FIRST RECORDING BY A PUT TOGETHER RAP GROUP SUGAR HILL GANG "RAPPERS DELIGHT

FIRST REAL LEGIT RECORDING BY AUTHENTIC GROUP - GRAND MASTER FLASH AND THE FOURIOUS FIVE MC'S, UNDER THE TITLE "THE YOUNGER GENERATION" SONG TITLE "WE ROCK SO MELLOW" (this was actually the 2nd rap record release after king tim the third)

FIRST ALL FEMALE MC CREW MERCEDES LADIES

FIRST TV SHOW DEDICATED TO HIP HOP "GRAFFITI ROCK" FEATURING NYC BREAKERS AND A BATTLE BETWEEN TREACHEROUS 3 AND RUN DMC

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RAP AND MC MC: IS THE ORIGINAL WORD USED TO DESCRIBE A HIP HOPER HOSTING A JAM AND RHYMING ON THE MIC, IT MEANS" MASTER OF CEREMONY"
RAP: WAS A WORD ORIGINALLY MEANING TO TALK TO A GIRL OR TO SPEAK OUT TO SOMEONE OR TO PEOPLE, IT WAS EVENTUALLY USED ON THE RECORD "RAPPERS DELIGHT" BY SUGAR HILL GANG AND BECAME THE TITLE FOR HIP HOP RECORDING ARTISTS

FIRST HIP HOP RADIO SHOW MR MAGIC, WHBI FM, 1979

FIRST MC SIGNED TO A MAJOR LABEL KURTIS BLOW, MERCURY

FIRST HIP HOP TOUR IN UNITED STATES THE KITCHEN TOUR, THAT FEATURED RSC

FIRST TV PERFORMANCE BY A MC GROUP FUNKY FOUR ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

FAMOUS MC / DJ BATTLES
COLD CRUSH FOUR -VS - FANTASTIC FIVE (Harlem World)
BAMMBATTA -VS- DISCO KING MARIO(the Bronx jr. high school 123
KOOL MOE DEE -VS- BUZY B
COLD CRUSH FOUR -VS- FORCE MC'S (Statin Island)

1970 - The Last Poets, pioneers of hip-hop, record their self-named LP on Douglas Records, using a mixture of spoken word and jazz drumming and instrumentations.
While touring in Oakland, UTFO asks a young local MC named Too Short to open up for them.

In 1978, Kurtis Blow needed a DJ. Russell Simmons was Kurtis' manager at the time and his brother Joseph (aka as Run of Run DMC) got the job. He got his name "Run" because he could cut between two turntables so quickly

Kurtis Blow releases "The Breaks" on Mercury records (went on to sell more than a million copies).

1981-ABC's 20/20 shows the first national television coverage of the "Rap Phenomenon".

While touring in Oakland, UTFO asks a young local MC named Too Short to open up for them

The Fresh Fest concert tour, featuring Run-D.M.C., Kurtis Blow, Whodini, Fat Boys, and Newcleus, is hip-hop's first big money making tour ($3.5 million for 27 dates).

Houston, Texas native James Smith brings together "The Geto Boys". The original lineup consisted of MCs Raheim, Jukebox, DJ Ready Red, and Sir Rap-A-Lot. The group also featured Little Billy, a dancing dwarf who later joined full-time as Bushwick Bill. Following a short break-up in 1988, Smith called on local rhymers Willie D and multi-instrumentalist Akshun (later known as Scarface) to join the lineup.

N.W.A's follow-up record, 1991's "n*ggaz4Life," sold 954,000 copies in its first weeks of release to become the first hardcore rap album to hit No. 1 on the charts, despite being banned by some record stores and seized by English authorities as obscene.

The best selling rap /R&B album ever in the US is Crazys*xyCool by TLC which has reached sales of 11 million, surpassing MC Hammer's Please Don't Hurt 'Em which has sold 10 million units.