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THE HIP HOP TEST

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Category: Women in Hip Hop

Lil’ Kim has won one Grammy Award. Which of her songs earned her this accolade?

2 / 50

Category: Women in Hip Hop

What was the title of MC Lyte’s debut album?

3 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

Which member of N.W.A. was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016?

4 / 50

Category: Movies

Who wrote and directed the 1991 American crime drama film, Boyz n the Hood?

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Category: Awards and Accolades

What was the name of Salt N Pepa’s hit single that won them a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1995?

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Category: Origins and early years

The Hip Hop pioneer who figured out how to sample and get pieces of songs off vinyl records and into a drum machine is?

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Category: Classic Albums

Which song on the Illmatic album includes the following lyrics by Nas: “My window faces shootouts, drug overdoses. Live amongst no roses, only the drama, for real. A nickel-plate is my fate, my medicine is the ganja. Here’s my basis my razor embraces, many faces. Your telephone-blown, Black, stitches or fat shoelaces.”

8 / 50

Category: Writers

Who composed Puff Daddy’s verses in the 1997 hit song “I’ll Be Missing You”?

9 / 50

Category: Recognition

Who among the following hip hop artists was requested to recite their poetry at The White House on May 9th, 2011?

10 / 50

Category: Facts

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Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

What was the name of the Juice Crew’s collective album, which featured contributions from all of its members?

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Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

In the song “La-Di-Da-Di” by Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew, which lyrics follow the line “La-di-da-di, we like to party We don’t cause trouble, we don’t bother nobody, we’re just some men that’s on the mic, and when we rock up on the mic we rock the mic (Right)”?

13 / 50

Category: Lyrics

In the song “Sky’s the Limit” by The Notorious B.I.G, which lyrics follow the line “After realizin’, to master enterprisin’ I ain’t have to be in school by ten, I then begin to encounter with my counterparts. On how to burn the block apart, break it down into sections, drugs by the selections”?

 

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Category: Origins and early years

Who is considered the “Godfather of Hip Hop”?

15 / 50

Category: Origins and early years

Krumping evolved from a 90s dance style called “Clowning”, which was a dance style invented by?

16 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

What was the name of Dr. Dre’s record label at the time of “The Chronic” album’s release?

17 / 50

Category: Awards and Accolades

In which year did Jermaine Dupri receive the ASCAP Golden Note Award?

18 / 50

Category: Women in Hip Hop

What record label did Foxy Brown debut her album “Ill Na Na” on?

19 / 50

Category: Origins and early years

What is the widely recognised date for the foundation of Hip Hop?

20 / 50

Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

What Public Enemy song includes the lyrics: “Back, caught you looking for the same thing. It’s a new thing, check out this I bring. Uh oh, the roll below the level. ‘Cause I’m living low next to the bass”?

21 / 50

Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

KRS One is a famous rapper and activist, but what is his real name?

22 / 50

Category: Facts

Which song did Run-DMC release in 1986 that resulted in a sponsorship deal with a sneaker company?

23 / 50

Category: Facts

Which of the following is NOT true about Grandmaster Flash?

24 / 50

Category: Publications

Which hip hop magazine included a Record Report section in its publication, where the magazine’s staff rated hip-hop albums from one to five mics?

25 / 50

Category: Facts

Which of the following songs is not a Lil Wayne song?

26 / 50

Category: Awards and Accolades

Which of the following artists has not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

 

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Category: Classic Albums

In the song “Murder was the Case” by Snoop Dogg, which lyrics follow the line “My body temperature falls, I’m shakin’ and they breakin’ tryin’ to save the Dogg, Pumpin’ on my chest and I’m screamin’ I stop breathin’, damn I see demons”?

28 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

How many tracks are on “Illmatic”?

29 / 50

Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

How many studio albums did Beastie Boys release?

30 / 50

Category: Origins and early years

What is considered to be the first hip-hop song to be played on the radio?

31 / 50

Category: Recognition

In 1997, Berkeley University offered a student-led course focusing on the life and lyrics of which of these artists?

 

32 / 50

Category: Origins and early years

Which was the first Hip-Hop music video by a rap group to be aired on MTV?

33 / 50

Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

What Public Enemy song features guest vocals from rapper Ice Cube and Big Daddy Kane?

34 / 50

Category: Facts

What year did Yo! MTV Raps Debut?

35 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

What year did Wu-Tang Clan release their debut album, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)”?

36 / 50

Category: Publications

Which of the following Magazines was established first?

37 / 50

Category: Facts

Which rapper was known as “The Human Beat Box” and was a member of the Fat Boys?

38 / 50

Category: Women in Hip Hop

Which of the following is Monie Love’s debut album and the year it was released?

39 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

Which song from “Ready to Die” samples Mtume’s “Juicy Fruit”?

40 / 50

Category: Fashion

In the 1980s, Dapper Dan opened his first boutique in which Borough?

41 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

Which song on “Ready to Die” was a collaboration with Method Man from the Wu-Tang Clan?

42 / 50

Category: Facts

Which West Coast rapper gained fame for his storytelling and released the album “I Wish My Brother George Was Here” in 1991?

43 / 50

Category: Facts

Who released the 2014 album “2014 Forest Hills Drive”?

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Category: Origins and early years

What is the name of the hip hop radio show that debuted in 1979 and is widely credited with popularising hip hop music and culture?

45 / 50

Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

Which Public Enemy album featured the hit singles “Fight the Power” and “Welcome to the Terrordome”?

46 / 50

Category: Lyrics

Complete the lyrics to this Notorious BIG verse “Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis / When I was dead broke, man, I couldn’t picture this” / 50-inch screen, money green ___________”

47 / 50

Category: Videos

Which of the following directors directed the iconic music video for Missy Elliott’s hit song “The Rain”?

48 / 50

Category: Social commentary

Who was the hip-hop artist that famously called out President George W. Bush on national television in September of 2005?

49 / 50

Category: Women in Hip Hop

In what year did Queen Latifah win her first Grammy Award?

50 / 50

Category: Origins and early years

What is the title of the first studio album by the American hip hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, which was released on October 3, 1982 by Sugar Hill Records?

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