MCs, inspired by African American oral traditions, create the modern template for rap music.
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R&B veterans see the genre's commercial potential and create Hip-Hop's first hit, "Rapper's Delight."
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Run-DMC ushers in a new era of Hip-Hop and Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin build Hip-Hop's first empire, Def Jam.
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Ice-T uses Hip-Hop to reflect the violence of Los Angeles and inspires a new form of Hip-Hop: Gangsta Rap.
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