After being born at a Bronx birthday party on August 11, 1973, the world will celebrate 50 years of Hip-Hop throughout 2023, and Audacy has your playlists on lock no matter where you grew your roots.
Journey with us now through the years, the artists, the cities, the events, the stories, and the music that "made" us.
Listen to your favorite Hip-Hop through the eras now, and follow along for podcasts and more with Audacy's Hip-Hop Made
Hip-Hop Made: 50 Years of Hip-Hop
Hip-Hop Made celebrates the first 50 years of hip-hop. Get a snapshot of the breakbeats, samples, and rhymes that define the genre, including songs from The Sugarhill Gang, T La Rock, JAY-Z, Run D.M.C., LL Cool J, and many more. Press play for hours of music from the best DJs and MCs to ever live.
Hip-Hop Made: 1973 - 1984
On August 11th, 1973, in a rec room in the Bronx, hip-hop was born. This station celebrates the godfathers and godmothers of the genre, with songs considered the foundation of hip-hop. You’ll hear from T La Rock, Grandmaster Flash, Kurtis Blow, Treacherous Three, Cold Crush Brothers, and many more. This is the birthplace, the beginning. Hip-Hop Made 1973 - 1984.
Hip-Hop Made: 1985 - 1989
Hip-Hop Made 1985 - 1989, as the music spreads from the east coast to the west coast and MTV launches “Yo! MTV Raps.” You’ll hear hip-hop legends like Schooly D, Salt-N-Pepa, Too Short, LL Cool J, Eazy-E, and many more.
Hip-Hop Made: 1990 - 1995
You know their names, and you love singing along to their songs. Hip-Hop Made 1990 - 1995, as the genre is on the come up. This station gives you the best from 2Pac, Wu-Tang Clan, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Snoop Dogg, Notorious B.I.G., Coolio, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and more. Roll down the windows and turn up your favorite throwbacks.
Hip-Hop Made: 1996 - 1999
East coast, west coast, and everything in between. Hip-hop made 1996 - 1999, when it became the music of the mainstream. This station gives you all your favorite throwbacks from Puff Daddy, JAY-Z, Juvenile, Eminem, Outkast, Will Smith, and so many more.
Hip-Hop Made: 2000 - 2010
50 Cent, Nelly, Outkast, Ludacris, Lil Jon, Lil Kim, Eve. These are just some of the names that made Hip-Hop in the 2000s. The hottest throwbacks from the turn of the century in one place, to take you back to the club dancefloor with those Applebottom jeans and boots with the fur.
Hip-Hop Made: 2010 - 2020
Hip-Hop made 2010 - 2020 with artists like Drake, Migos, J. Cole, Pop Smoke, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, and more. What started as a party in a Bronx rec room moves 40 years into the future to mount some of the biggest streaming numbers in history. Hip-hop is everywhere, and we can’t get enough.
Hip-Hop Made: 2020 - The Future
The first 50 years of hip-hop laid the groundwork for the future. Press play to hear what’s going on in hip-hop right now, and what the future holds. Artists like Vince Staples, YG, Fivio Foreign, Megan Thee Stallion, Kendrick Lamar, and more, all here with the fire.
Hip-Hop Made: New York City
Hip-Hop Made New York City. In 1973, in a rec room in the Bronx, the hip-hop party started. Hear the legacy that New York created for the world, from artists like LL Cool J, JAY-Z, Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, to the next generation including Cardi B, Fivio Foreign, Nicki Minaj, and many more. It’s the past, present, and future of hip-hop, all in one place, from one place, only on Audacy.
Hip-Hop Made: West Coast
From The World Class Wreckin’ Cru to Dr. Dre, from Ice-T to Snoop Dogg, Eazy-E to Ice Cube, Coolio to Vince Staples, Hip-Hop Made Los Angeles. What started in the streets of Compton has grown into a west coast empire. Celebrate the best in LA hip-hop here.
Hip-Hop Made: Chicago
Just because the scene started on the coasts, don’t count out Chicago. Hip-Hop Made ChiTown. Press play to appreciate the midwestern swing, from Common to TWISTA, Crucial Conflict to Rhymefest, Do or Die to Lupe Fiasco. It’s a little bit different in the Windy City, and we’ll show you how.
Hip-Hop Made: Atlanta
The Dirty South. Hip-Hop Made Atlanta. Out of the Dungeon came face-melting beats and rhymes. Hotlanta is the home to Goodie Mob, Outkast, T.I., Jermaine Depree, Ludacris, Lil Baby, Killer Mike, Lil Jon, and many more. We bring the heat right here, all in one place, only on Audacy.
Hip-Hop Made: Miami
All the best Miami bass to shake your booty to! You’ll hear from the forefathers of South Florida hip-hop like 2 Live Crew, Gucci Crew II, 95 South, Freak Nasty, and more. Hip-Hop Made Miami, and you can hear why it’s special right here, only on Audacy.
Listen to more of your favorite music on Audacy's all-new stations like Conscious Hip Hop, Hip Hop Uncut, and Women of Hip Hop -- plus check out our talent-hosted Ed Lover's Timeless Throwbacks and Greg Street's Dirty South Hip Hop!
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