The Jamaican DJ dance music was deeply rooted in the sound system tradition that made music available to poor people in a very poor country where live music was only played in clubs and hotels patronized by the middle and upper classes.
The early styles presented in the s soon were replaced with metaphorical lyrics over more complex, multi-layered instrumentals. Those who did listen to hip-hop, however, found that even as artists were carefully constructing their persona, there was honesty in their lyrics.
While there was plenty of content antagonizing women, a few stepped forward to shift the tone of rap music for good, paving way for female rap stars as we know it today. J's at the station. Hip hop's early pioneers were influenced by a mix of music from their cultures and the cultures they were exposed to as a result of the diversity of U.
In the s, elements of hip hop continued to be assimilated into other genres of popular music. The first blockbuster gangsta rap album was N.
By their releases began to establish the hip hop album as a fixture of the mainstream.