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Miami Bass

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Miami bass is a subgenre of hip-hop music which emerged among African-American musicians in southern Florida during the 1980s. It acquired the name because of its heavy emphasis on a booming bass quality created by the ‘kick drum’ (bass...

Electro

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Electro developed initially as an electronic version of hip-hop’s rap and break beat dance music during the early 1980s in New York City, where local radio stations Kiss FM and WBLS played the genre as part of a wider diet of electronic...

Hip-Hop

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Hip-hop can be defined as a mass cultural movement that emerged among black and Latino youth in New York City during the 1970s and has since spread around the world. It is identified by four key elements – breakdancing (a distinctive style...