Have you ever wondered why Hip-Hop is popular? How about the origins? What is the real difference between East Coast and West Coast?
If you ever ask yourself what is the major differences and why this genre of music is different from others, then Audiotuts have a post worth reading.
This post covers the “sound of hip-hop” and it’s basically brief overview of hip-hop. It explains the different sub-genres (east, west, south and midwest), musical elements and a brief history. While the post may not cover other sub-genres (like hardcore, “horror-core” and “conscious”), it is a good introduction and can help educate people into the music.
West Coast? East Coast? Hip-Hop Explained [Audiotuts]