By Elesha Nicholls
The 2010’s was an amazing era that allowed hip-hop fans around the world to connect and interact with their favourite artists by just pulling out their phones. It was a time where popular rappers were dropping their mixtapes on websites and crashing servers, and new artists were getting their start by showing their skills on music sharing websites. This decade, though purely digital, wasn’t any much different from the previous decades but what made it stand out was how more acceptive it was to new sounds and up and coming artists.
By Elesha Nicholls (@e_glomez)
The 2000’s ushered in a new age of artists who weren’t scared of taking risks and stepping out of hip-hops comfort zones. You can see this in everything from the fashion, music and collaborations artists curated. The introduction to the digital age of music began in this decade and would see the genre flourish once more. Hip-hop was venturing into pop culture and would be seen and heard on a larger scale thanks to the internet.
By Kassandra Sharma
Since their debut back in 1998, versatile virtual British band Gorillaz have created a lot of buzz on the music scene with their animated four-man act. The enticing group created music, videos and cartoon shorts that all took place in their own fictional universe, but have grown and developed to expand into a much more engaging concept since then.
By Elesha Nicholls
The 80’s were a time of innovation, as hip-hop artists developed not only their sound but the culture as well. Within hip-hop there have always been elements that come together to make up the genre as a whole. Back in the 80’s the four main elements of hip-hop were MC’ing, Dj’ing, break dancing, and graffiti. In this article, we touch base on the secondary elements such as fashion, geography, and music sharing of this decade.