History of Gangsta Rap

black and white panoramic shot of the famous gangsta group N.W.A

Gangsta rap is a form of hip-hop music which became the genre’s main style during the 1990s. Aside from that, it also became a reflection and product of the violent lifestyle of American inner cities that is affected by poverty along with the dangers of drug dealing and abuse. The romanization of … Read more

Artist Profile: Bobby Brown

Robert Barisford Brown or more popularly known as Bobby Brown is a singer-songwriter, dancer, actor, and occasional rapper. He was one of the biggest R&B stars during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s and he popularized new jack swing, synth-funk, hip-hop rhythms with a blend of a classic soul which often featured … Read more

Artist Profile: Salt-N-Pepa

Artist Profile: Salt N Pepa

This iconic hip-hop girl group was formed in 1985 and it consists of Salt or Cheryl James, DJ Spinderella or Deidra Roper, and Pepa or Sandra Denton. Salt-N-Pepa was the girl group who was responsible for the hit album “Hot, Cool & Vicious” which made them the first female all-girl rap group … Read more