The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing, turntablism, scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.
The creation of the term hip hop is often credited to Keith Cowboy, rapper with Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. However, Lovebug Starski, Keith Cowboy, and DJ Hollywood used the term when the music was still known as disco rap. It is believed that Cowboy created the term while teasing a friend who had just joined the U.S. Army, by scat singing the words “hip/hop/hip/hop” in a way that mimicked the rhythmic cadence of soldiers marching. Cowboy later worked the “hip hop” cadence into a part of his stage performance, which was quickly used by other artists such as The Sugarhill Gang in “Rapper’s Delight”.
See, when you visit Masters Radio, you not only get to hear great music, you get to learn something too. Thus, the term “Old School”. However, the question now arises as to whether new music by Hip Hop Masters is considered “New School”? How about “Re-schooled”! Masters Radio now claims all rights to the term “Re-schooled” when talking about new Hip Hop from the Masters. That is, if Snoop Lion says we can.