The description and playlist below are from the weekly radio show (A Brief History Of…) that my friend and I host on WSUM 91.7fm
Madison (the University of Wisconsin's radio station). We selected songs we felt were either historically important or just representative of each specific topic. Please comment if you feel we missed something or just to give your opinion. Remember, however, that we do this show in an hour (about 50 minutes of music), so no show will ever be comprehensive. Track length is a major factor in our decisions (shorter is usually better). Thanks!
A Brief History of...Hip-Hop traces the rise of Hip-Hop from the very first Hip-Hop recording to the artist that brought the music to a national audience. Along the way, the show emphasizes that Hip-Hop was at first party music and nothing more. The show also explains the origin of race conflict in Hip-Hop and shows just how fast true DJ-ing was bypassed in favor of remixes.