Hip hop originated in New York City, the results of the creative endeavors of the Latino, Afro-Caribbean and African American artists living in the South Bronx during the 70's. This music is composed of rapping,sampling,scratching, and boxing.Before the 80's, the hip hop genre was mostly limited in scope to the borders of the United States of America. During the 80's its popularity started spreading to other countries. Currently, hip hop is popular on all seven continents. Recall, hip hop can be obtained on free online radio.The influence of hip hop music has transcended genres and can be found in many different types of music. We've selected five songs from the Mix and Hitz Station lineups that are standouts in their fields and whether or not they fall under the heading of hip hop, we play them side-by-side with hip hop tracks on the Hitz and Mix stations."California Gurls" by Katy Perry. This song was made by Katy along with the famous hip hop recording star, Snoop Dogg. In this song, the amazing sounds of the guitar beats used in the 80's can be heard clearly among the summer-themed lyrics."Imma Be" written and performed by the Black Eyed Peas. This song by the Black Eyed Peas starts with a moderate tempo linked to urban beats, then somewhere in the middle of the song, it turns into a dance track of the fully loaded funk house type. It also boasts a music video that is a mix-up of Imma Be and another song, Rock That Body."Your Love Is My Drug" by Kesha. This number by Kesha is one of the songs in her debut album entitled 'January'. Its soundtrack is reminiscent of the 80's feel with a chorus is all about fascinations of adolescent love, playful in nature. This song features auto-tuned vocals military canvas duffle bags, and is spontaneous, lively and informal. You can obtain this music on internet radio."Airplanes" by "B.o.B." This song is by B.o.B, featuring Hayley Williams. Most of the melodies of this song are basically from the piano with an outstanding clapping backbeat. The song is one of the many from B.o.B's debut album called 'B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray'."Need You Now" written and performed by Lady Antebellum. This is a well performed ballad by Lady Antebellum about a yearning for friendship. By the Fall of 2009 it made it to number one on the country charts and then started getting play time on pop radio. In recreating the 2010 version, which is a pop mix duffle bag, the country guitar that was used previously was substituted with an electric guitar. It is very intricate, but is has a certain magic to it."Telephone" , a song by Lady Gaga, she first showcased this amazing song in 'The Fame Monster' white canvas backpack for women, prior to its January 26th release. This is a club song, despite the fact that a harp was used in this top song, this song contains rapping performed by Beyonce Knowles. The song was originally written for Britney Spears, but was performed with great results by Lady Gaga after Spear's record.
Hip hop began in the 1970's in the Bronx, New York. Since it has burgeoned into a world wide phenomenon, listened to on seven continents. We have included a description of five very popular hip hop songs by prominent artists on our list of favorites. We hope you enjoy it.