Hip-hop culture emerged in the late 1970s in the Bronx, New York City, and has since grown into a global phenomenon spanning more than five decades.

It encompasses various elements, including MCing (rapping), DJing, graffiti art, and breakdancing. Over the years, hip-hop has evolved and diversified, incorporating new styles, subgenres, and cultural influences.

Here's a brief overview of the five decades of hip hop:

1970s: The birth of hip hop is often traced back to the early 1970s, with DJs like Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaataa playing a crucial role in the movement. Block parties and live performances became essential for spreading the culture. MCing, DJing, breakdancing, and graffiti art started to form the core elements of hip-hop.

Celebrating 50 years of hip hop wouldn't be complete without recognizing MC Sha Rock, credited as the first female MC in hip hop history. She was a member of Funky 4 + 1, one of the pioneering hip-hop groups during the genre's early days.

Throughout its history, hip-hop has had a profound impact on popular culture, influencing not just music but also fashion, language, art, and societal discussions. The genre continues to evolve, adapt, and remain a dominant force in global music and cultural landscapes.

Happy Birthday Hip Hop!

HIP HOP ON THE ROCKS (HHOTR) is a fast-paced, electrifyingly entertaining, Party-Trivia Game focused on Hip Hop and Urban Culture. The Game pits 2 or more Players or Teams against each other in a "Trivia-Battle Royale" to determine which Player / Team is most proficient in hip-hop Culture across the categories of Music, Movies, TV Shows, Comedy, Sports, etc.

The Game's intensely fun trivia questions challenge each player's knowledge on the full cultural spectrum from "Old School" to the new. In doing so, the Game bridges age gaps making every Player fair & fun competition. Your ultimate goal is to be the first to nail 6 correct answers and collect the necessary letters to spell "H-I-P-H-O-P."

But it will not be easy! To earn victory, you must beware of the "Joker Card," and stay prepared for the "Turn Up Menu" which will challenge Players / Teams to freestyle Rap, Beatbox, sing their favorite TV theme song, dance, take a drink, or impersonate a celebrity. Succeed in overcoming these entertaining obstacles, to "score" your 6 letters first, and you / your Team earns the Champion's "Bragging Rights!"

Don't get too boastful though, the next tough Competitor is waiting to take your "Crown' in this unique, first-of-its-kind "Trivia-Battle-Royale' where fun is the true Champion and Everyone Wins!" So come on Party People it's time to get "nice"... get Your-Game, and roll the HIP-HOP dice!

— On Apple App store or Google Play www.hhotr.com

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