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Rap & Hip Hop Ticket Information

Get on your feet for some of the best and most creative artists working today with a night in the world of hip hop. From the early days when technology and urban block parties conspired to turn music on its head, hip hop has taken its place as a modern-day sensation, moving tickets, thrilling crowds, and packing concert halls as a new generation of rappers and artists shows you what sound can really do.

History on the Streets

Hip hop got its start in inner-city New York, with artists who didn’t have the money or connections to get featured on the radio. By the time “Rapper’s Delight” hit the airwaves in 1979, artists like Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Afrika Bambaataa, and DJ Kool Herc, were already turning the freewheeling sounds of block parties into a genre all its own.

The 1980s took hip hop from its origins in African-American and Caribbean immigrant communities into the world of gangsta rap, as Ice-T and N.W.A. took on issues that most musicians didn’t touch. But controversy couldn’t stop the music from dominating American culture in the ‘90s and giving us stars like Public Enemy, the Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Eminem, OutKast, M.I.A., and countless more.

A Revolutionary Empire

While hip hop has given us some of the richest and most famous artists in the world, it’s kept on innovating and challenging our ideas of what a major label should sound like. Artists like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Drake, and Chance the Rapper are putting their own spin on the genre, even as it’s inspired a world of variations reaching from Brazil to South Korea. There’s still nothing like a hip-hop show to give you the most exciting music in the business today, so pick up tickets to your favorite artist and be ready for the thrill.

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