Antedating of "Hip Hop"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Apr 12 18:48:19 UTC 2014

hip hop (OED 1981)

1980 _New York Amsterdam News_ 12 Jan. 21 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  To the "Rapper's Delight," whether one speaks of the Sugarhill Gang's recording success or the talented thousands in the street, "Hiphop Talk" has rapped its way into the subconsciousness of blackness. ... As for the origins of "hiphop," Chase credited a local, D.J. Hollywood, with its development before it was commercially recorded.

Fred Shapiro


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