Hip Hop History Quiz
In the 1970s, an East Bronx gang named Savage Seven started to organize cultural events for youths. The gang members formed a hip-hop awareness group in 1973 called what?
DJ Kool Herc was hired to perform at what New York City club in 1975?
In 1975, DJ Grand Wizard accidentally created a new sound by trying to hold a spinning record in place. The sound became a major element of modern deejaying. What is it called?
In 1988, after years of being neglected by mainstream media, hip-hop got its own show on what channel?
What song by the Sugarhill Gang was the first rap song to become a Top 40 hit, reaching #36 on the 1979 Billboard Hot 100?
What member of the Wu-Tang Clan died in 2004 inside a recording studio just two days before his 36th birthday?
What genre of rap did Ice-T help pioneer in 1983 with his singles "Body Rock" and "Killers?"
What hip-hop group's album The Score debuted at No. 1 and won two Grammys in 1997?
Which famous DJand a pioneer in hip-hop culture--co-founded Zulu Nation?
- Afrika Bambaataa performed in the first DJ battle with Disco King Mario Sparks in 1976.
Which of the following people is NOT an original member of the Rock Steady Crew that formed in 1977?
- The fourth founding member was P-Body.