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Rap music on the radio

Rap music, also known as hip-hop, emerged in the 1970s in African American and Latino communities in the Bronx, New York City. It quickly spread throughout the United States and eventually became a global phenomenon.

Rap music is characterized by its use of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over a beat or musical track. It has been influential in shaping popular culture and has given rise to numerous sub-genres, including gangsta rap, conscious rap, and mumble rap.

Some of the most popular and influential rap artists of all time include Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Drake. These artists have not only had commercial success, but have also used their platforms to address social and political issues, as well as promote messages of self-empowerment and resilience.

Radio stations that specialize in rap music include Hot 97 in New York City, Power 106 in Los Angeles, and 97.9 The Box in Houston. These stations often feature popular rap music as well as up-and-coming artists, interviews, and news related to the rap industry. The popularity of rap music continues to grow, with the genre consistently topping music charts and influencing other genres such as pop and R&B.