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The history of rap & hip-hop
Often much more than a ‘music event’, rap gigs are all about the artistic expression throughout the performance, with a heavy focus on clever, complicated lyrics and the speed at which they spit bars. Iti s this story-telling approach that the genre of rap lends itself to, with the music scene deriving from the traditional folk performance of reading poetry, originating in West Africa. This style of vocal performance then evolved into what is now widely-recognised as the genre of rap and hip-hop that emerged from the Bronx, New York City, in the late ’70s with the likes of DJ Hollywood and Tupac making waves in a new scene for this kind of music. The more recent rap and hip-hop megastars, such as Cardi B and Jay Z, have only served to continue the showcase of high-quality, hip-hop talent coming straight from the New York scene. It’s no wonder that modern-day rap stars have remained loyal to the tradition of telling a story, only this time with unforgettable lyrics over a catchy beat. You can find all your tickets for rap and hip-hop music on StubHub today.
The emerging British rap scene
It may seem like the most popular household names in rap and hip-hop are from America, but more recently, the UK has seen its own emerging rap scene with the likes of Skepta, Wiley and Stormzy disrupting the global rap scene and holding their own in music charts around the world. These are just a few of the British artists currently stealing the crown from the household names of rap and raising the profile and popularity of hip-hop gigs. With social media showcasing new and fresh talent every week, rap stars are emerging from all manner of platforms, making it the most relevant scene in music to date. Whether you’re a seasoned hip-hop fan or recent rap convert, there’s something for everyone in this exciting and fresh music scene. Why not check out when Don Strapzy is next strutting his stuff on stage, or Machine Gun Kelly "rap devil", with rap and hip-hop music tickets from StubHub–the best place for music tickets.
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