The term is synonymous with old school hip-hop, old school hip hop, and old school rap, and refers to the style of hip-hop prevalent from 1978-1986. It featured a traditional rap style with disco beats and later evolved and fused with the techno equipment developed later in the 1980s, creating the electro-hop sound. Two examples of old school hip-hop acts are Kool Herc from the Bronx, and Disco Daddy from Los Angeles. As a musical genre, old school hip-hop was preceded by Disco and succeeded by gangsta rap and thegolden age of rap. There are two branches of old school hip-hop: old school west coast hip-hop and old school east coast hip-hop.
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