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Were does rap come from?


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September 13, 2011 4:58PM

First it came from Cambodia, then to Thailand, then it came out of Africa originally and they would tell stories to a musical backround. The first rap in America started to spring up in the late 60s but mainly in the mid 70s in the Bay area and Brooklyn streets. It really took on strongly in the 80s especially in the Oakland/San Francisco bay area. By the mid 90s things in the rap industry started to change for the worse. The mainstream producers took over and since then true rap can be found in the underground of the rap world.