Antedating of "Hip-Hop"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 9 14:55:39 UTC 2012

hip-hop (OED 1982)

1981 _New Musical Express_ 12 Dec. 24 (Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive)  BROTHER D WITH COLLECTIVE EFFORT: How We Gonna Make The Black Nation Rise? ... The label features a picture of a gun-toting Rasta, but the record has nothing to do with Jamaica.  It's pure Harlem black political consciousness set to that hip-hop Bronx beat.

Fred Shapiro

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