This is the 80s Hip-hop

The last post shared the rapid growth of hip-hop on the streets of New York in the 1970s. This time, let me take you back to the 80s to see how hip-hop went from the underground to the mainstream market.

In the early 1980s, Disco took society by storm and spread rapidly among the masses. Everyone was keen on this entertainment, especially the rich people's parties where Disco was often used as the party theme. Because hip-hop music began to be popular in relatively poor places, in the background of the trend of people's profit-oriented thinking, hip-hop music entered a stage of self-lost and began to compromise with the so-called mainstream music. Music homogenization is particularly serious.

At the same time, two heavyweight Blacks in hip-hop history changed some of the rules they were Michael Jackson and Prince, two pop superstars whose music quickly allowed black music to find its way and dominate the entire music charts with a strong dance influence and also created a new era for hip-hop music, creating a new generation of hip-hop stars for the future significantly. The music was also a great success.

The appeal of hip-hop continued to spread in 1981, with Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five's classic album 《The Message》, which became the hottest hip-hop album at the time and profoundly impacted the style of later hip-hop artists.

In 1986, the hip-hop storm continued to brew. A crossover collaboration between rap group Run-D.M.C. and Aerosmith brought hip-hop music to the public's attention, not only making both rock and hip-hop popular but also allowing the public to experience the true joy of hip-hop culture, and Run-D.M.C. became one of the first hip-hop Run-D.M.C became one of the first star representatives of the hip-hop culture scene.

By the end of the 80s, the artists in the hip-hop culture scene were tired of the critical realism and gang culture themes, and they began to delve deeper into commercialization and popularization, returning hip-hop music to the direction of entertaining the masses. In 1989, Tone Loc became the first hip-hop artist to reach the top 10 of the Billboard charts, making it clear to the public that hip-hop was part of the trend. Young MC became the first Grammy rapper, and hip-hop music stepped into the real sense of popular culture.

At this point, hip-hop has completed its integration into mainstream music and has even become a very important force in mainstream music.

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