“Numbers don’t lie check the score board”.
Have you ever wondered about the statistics of Hip-hop? Ever wanted to know which record was sampled first? Who became the first hip-hop billionaire (you should really know)?
Numbers don’t lie and Grandmaster Flash has collaborated with Youtube channel Alltime Numbers to present the video “Hip-hop In numbers” It isn’t all just about the music, there is a large amount of history and records broken within the genre. In this video Flash gives the stats which has effected hip-hop for the good and bad, such as the ground breaking “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugar Hill Gang sold 60,000 copies a day in 1979 and that it was the first sampled record in history.
It’s always interesting to find out the statistics of hip-hop and how far it has come. From Dre becoming the first billionaire to Lauryn Hill becoming the first woman nominated for 10 grammy awards and leaving with five. It would be good for videos such as this to become a common occurrence. Bringing education to modern media is a great step, and better yet using a hip-hop legend to give the facts to those listening.
Hip-hop has changed a lot over the years and is forever evolving, but do consumers still take in the culture and the history. For example, sampling is a key tool to a lot of producers, however, do a lot of fans know that “Rapper’s Delight” was the first sampled record? Grandmaster Flash is a hip-hop legend and is still relevant today, this could be a great opportunity for several legends in the genre to the forefront and be bigger ambassadors for hip-hop .
Check out the video and learn a bit more about hip-hop.
Hip Hop In Numbers ft. Grandmaster Flash: