What Year Did Hip Hop Begin?

With the insurgence of the group the Sugar Hill Gang with its breakout hit, ‘Rapper’s Delight’, Hip Hop began in the early 1970’s in New York. We first became familiar with the term ‘rap’ which evolved into ‘hip hop’, a term that is said to be coined by Kevin Cowboy of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. For more information look here: