Geniusrap.com: The Ultimate Hip Hop Blog

Welcome to GeniusRap.com, the Hip Hop blog that chronicles the history of rap music. On its surface, this blog honors the MC’s, DJ’s, and Hip Hop Producers who’ve created the Hip Hop songs that have moved millions of people across the globe; with special emphasis on the period between 1979 (the year the first rap songs were recorded) and the year 2000. But GeniusRap.com also expands the definition of Hip Hop music, by paying tribute to those genres that gave rise to Hip Hop (Soul Music, Funk Music, Acid Jazz, etc.), as well as subgenres that were borne out of rap, such as Hip Hop Soul.
Named after “Genius Rap”, the 1981 single by old school duo Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, GeniusRap.com captures the sights, sounds, and images of rap’s most productive years; starting with Old School Hip Hop (1979 through 1986), moving on to rap’s Golden Era – defined here as 1987 through 1995 – and continuing through the late 1990′s, to the cusp of the 21st Century. This rap blog separates each time period into its own section. For fans of 80s Hip Hop, The Throwback section features reviews of both Old School Rap and early Golden Era releases, and runs from 1979 through 1989. If 90s Hip Hop is more your speed, The Renaissance section covers the best rap albums of the 1990′s. And the Lost Gems section delves into both 80s rap and 90s rap releases, to explore first-rate rap albums of those eras that have gone out of print, and are no longer in wide circulation.



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May 19, 2012