VIDEO: Hilarious - How Rap Music was Reported Back In 1981...



Sometimes it can be very enlightening to take a look back at how certain music styles were covered by the media. And so, here's a video of an ABC News 20/20 report all the way back from 1981 in where they looked at this 'strange' new form of 'black' music known as rap...

It’s a very interesting report, but there’s also a quaint hilarity about it. You hear phrases like “inner-city kids learn rhyme talk in their street games,” and “dance as a form of ritual warfare.” And there’s even a police officer in the report who confused a break-dancing 'dance-off' for some potential gang warfare, but nope, it was just dancing.

That being said, it’s not terribly dated, unlike that infamous Today Show report on the internet from back in 1994…

You can watch the two-part 'Rap' report below:

PART - ONE:





PART - TWO:




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