Rap music has been around for decades, and its origins can be traced back to the late 1970s. But who started rap in the world? The answer is not as simple as it may seem.
The major pioneers of rap were Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Kurtis Blow, and the Cold Crush Brothers. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were an American hip hop group formed in the South Bronx in 1978. They were among the earliest and most influential groups in the genre, and their use of sampling and mixing of records was a major influence on the development of hip hop music.
Kurtis Blow was an American rapper and record producer. He is the first commercially successful rapper and is credited with laying the groundwork for the rap music industry. His 1980 single “The Breaks” was the first certified gold rap song.
The Cold Crush Brothers were an American hip hop group from the Bronx, New York. They were among the earliest and most influential old school hip hop groups. Grandmaster Caz, a member of the group, is controversially considered by some to be the true author of some of the strongest lyrics in “Rapper’s Delight.”
These early MCs and deejays constituted rap’s old school. They paved the way for the modern rap scene and their influence can still be heard in today’s rap music. They were the ones who started rap in the world and set the stage for the genre to grow and evolve.
Rap music has come a long way since its beginnings in the late 1970s. Today, it is one of the most popular genres of music and has spawned numerous subgenres. While the exact origins of rap music are still debated, it is clear that the major pioneers of rap were Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Kurtis Blow, and the Cold Crush Brothers. These artists set the stage for the genre to become what it is today.