hip hop and Barry Popik
Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Wed Dec 1 21:37:25 UTC 2004
Barry's web page on Hip Hop:
"The name hip hop probably emerged in 1979 for the lyric in the popular
song Rapper s Delight. . . .The term hip-hop became known to the
general public in 1983. "
I don't disagree with that, but think some intermediate credit should be
given to Debbie Harry's group "Blondie" for their 1981 song "Rapture", which
was the first place this white boy heard the term, and which was the first
rap song to enter the white mainstream.
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