2. THE HIP HOP GENRE History: Hip-hop culture originated in New York among black and Latino ghetto. Street culture existed for centuries in all countries. But in USA, a country of ghettos, it had a special isolation from society, and then it spilled onto the streets of white quarters and then to the masses - the show-business, discos, cinema, etc. Soul singer James Brown, and musical 'comedy' acts such as Rudy Ray Moore and Blowfly are often considered &quot;godfathers&quot; of hip hop music. Artists: Run-D.M.C, 2pac, Jay-Z, Outkast, Notorious B.I.G, Nas, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Kanye West, Scarface, Dr. Dre, De La Soul, Eminem, The Beastie Boys, Slick Rick, Snoop Dogg, Kool G Rap, E-40, Lauryn Hill, Salt N Pepa, Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne, The Fugees, T.I., Queen Latifa, Lil Kim, Ludacris, Heavy D, Missy Elliot, Ice-T, Lupe Fiasco, 50 Cent, Eve, Jeezy, Schoolly D, Puff Daddy.