The History of Rap Music

Sub-Topics: Rappers

Events in Music

Events 1 - 9 of 9

1986-09-26 - RUN-DMC is 1st rap group to hit top 10 (Raisin' Hell)
1990-06-10 - Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Fla for obscenity
1990-10-03 - Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
1992-05-20 - Rap singer raps 597 syllables in under 60 seconds
1996-09-07 - Rap artist Tupac Shahur shot multiple times in drive by shooting in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later
1999-02-23 - Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album 'The Slim Shady LP' (Grammy 2000 - Rap album)
2000-05-23 - Eminem releases 3rd studio album 'The Marshall Mathers LP', is fastest ever selling studio album (Grammy - Best Rap Album 2001)
2002-11-13 - Eminem releases single 'Lose Yourself' from soundtrack of 8 Mile, 1st rap song to win Academy Award Best Original Song
2015-08-30 - Rap artist Kanye West announces he will run for President in 2020 at the MTV Video Music Awards

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 8 of 8

1930-05-08 - Gary Snyder, [Japhy Ryder], beat poet (Rip Rap & Cold Mountain Poems)
1960-12-22 - Luther Campbell (Luke), American rap artist (2 Live Crew)
1965-11-20 - Mike D[iamond], rap vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight), born in NYC, New York
1968-11-25 - Erick Sermon, American rap music artist
Rapper Ice CubeRapper Ice Cube (1969-06-15) 1969-06-15 - Ice Cube, rap singer/actor (Boyz in the Hood, Anaconda)
1970-03-18 - Queen Latifah, rap singer/actress (Khadijah James-Living Single)
1971-06-05 - Mark Wahlberg, rap singer (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) and actor (Boogie Nights, The Departed), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1971-06-16 - Tupac Shakur, East Harlem New York, American rap star/actor (Juice, Bullet) (killed in 1996)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 1 of 1

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac ShakurRap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur (1996-09-13) 1996-09-13 - Tupac Shakur, rap star/actor (Juice, Bullet), dies of internal bleeding after a drive by shotting at 25

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