In the 1980s, rap artists including Run DMC and LL Cool J set up the blueprints and origins of pop-rap as they suddenly broke into the mainstream. LL Cool J has been described as the very first pop-rapper in history, when he rose to prominence on his 1985 debut album Radio.
When did melodic rap start?
In the mid-80s, rappers like LL Cool J began creating hip hop singles with catchy melodic hooks.
Who started mumble rap?
There is disagreement over who first rapped in such a style, although its creation has been attributed to rappers such as Gucci Mane, Chief Keef, and most notably Future, whose 2011 single Tony Montana is often cited as the first mumble rap song.
Who was the first rhythmic rapper?
DJ Kool Herc, a Jamaican DJ, is recognized as one of the earliest hip hop DJs and artists. Some credit him with officially originating hip hop music through his 1973 Back to School Jam.
Who started singing rap first?
DJ Kool Herc is widely credited with kicking off the genre. His back-to-school parties in the 1970s were the incubator of his burgeoning idea, where he used his two record turntables to create loops, playing the same beat over again, and extending the instrumental portion of a song.