Hip-Hop at Middle Age
En español | Is hip-hop really middle-aged? The first rap records were released in the 1970s, born out of a do-it-yourself urban culture where DJs replaced bands and kids expressed themselves by crafting raucous rhymes to flow over records’ beats. Many of the genre’s early creators are still around, recording and performing, or have turned their success in music to other frontiers– film, TV, media, business, even the ministry. AARP spoke to some of the pioneers of rap about the musical movement that took the world by storm, and where it stands today.