Hip Hop Radio Stations

Hip hop music (also referred to as rap music) was developed in the united states in the 1970s and grew in huge popularity during the 1980s cementing itself into modern pop culture. The production of the music originally was based around the sampling of other records to create backing tracks for mcs (rappers) to rap over. Hip hop culture is defined by four main stylistic elements: rapping, djing (and scratching), breakdancing and graffiti writing. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling (or synthesis), and beatboxing. While often used to refer to rapping, “hip hop” more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing, turntablism, and scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.

Hip hop as music and culture formed during the 1970s when block parties became increasingly popular in New York City, particularly among African-American youth residing in the Bronx. At block parties DJs played percussive breaks of popular songs using two turntables to extend the breaks. Hip hop’s early evolution occurred as sampling technology and drum-machines became widely available and affordable. Turntablist techniques developed along with the breaks and the Jamaican toasting vocal style was used. Rapping developed as a vocal style in which the artist speaks along with an instrumental or synthesized beat. Notable artists at this time include DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, Fab Five Freddy, Marley Marl, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Moe Dee, Kurtis Blow, Doug E. Fresh, Whodini, Warp 9, The Fat Boys, and Spoonie Gee.

5280 Street Beat Radio

5280-StreetBeat

5423 W 76th Ave, Arvada, CO, United States

Denver’s plug! Come Vibe with us! Rap / Freestyle / Rhythm’n’Blues / Hits 90’s / Hits 80’s. 5280-StreetBeat is Denver’s newest online source for today’s hottest jamz! Tune in now and vibe with us. If the player above doesn’t start correctly you might want to reload the page.Read more…

Tagged In oldies,r&b,rap and top 40

db962 Radio

db962 Tomorrow’s Music Today

Amsterdam, Nederland

Amsterdam radio station ‘Radio Decibel’ is now: db962. Tomorrow’s Music Today, loads of new dance music and changes with the best from the past. db962 is Decibel Amsterdam en staat (nog steeds) voor de nieuwste dancemuziek met een knipoog naar beste dance muziek uit de laatste decennia.Read more…

Tagged In dance,db962,Music and new

Phat Beats Radio

Houston, TX, United States

Phat Beats Radio playing the best Rap Hip hop R&B Soul Funk from the 1970s to early 2000s over 17k traxx in the playlist streaming from Houston TX. If the player above doesn’t start correctly you might want to reload the page.Read more…

Studio Sounds Radio

Düsseldorf, Germany

Digital sounds for a global generation! Playing all the best and latest Deep house, House, Dance, Trance, Club, Dub &  Electro. 24/7 Across the world from Europe. If the player above doesn’t start correctly you might want to reload the page.Read more…

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Force One Radio Network

Force One Network Radio

248 Reynolds Terrace, City of Orange, NJ, United States

The Rebirth Of Classic Hip Hop / R&B / dance / electro / breakbeats / freestyle / megamixes. All commercial free 24/7 force one network radio live is a live twitter feed that displays all now playing songs in real time.Read more…

Tagged In hip hop,r&b and rap