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THE HIP HOP TEST

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Category: Origins and early years

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

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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?

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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: Women in Hip Hop

Which of the following songs is NOT a Lil’ Kim song?

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Category: Classic Albums

In what year was Snoop Dogg’s debut album “Doggystyle” released?

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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 ___________”

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Category: Recognition

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

 

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Category: Women in Hip Hop

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

9 / 50

Category: Videos

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

10 / 50

Category: Awards and Accolades

How many Grammy award has Dr. Dre won?

11 / 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”?

12 / 50

Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

In what year was Eric B and Rakim’s debut album “Paid in Full” released?

13 / 50

Category: Facts

What is Lil Wayne’s best selling album to date?

14 / 50

Category: Awards and Accolades

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

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Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

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

16 / 50

Category: Women in Hip Hop

Lil’ Kim made her debut with which hip hop group?

17 / 50

Category: Fashion

What year did the notable fashion collaboration between the renowned American rapper, designer, and entrepreneur Kanye West, and German sportswear company Adidas, known today as Adidas Yeezy or Yeezys, begin?

18 / 50

Category: Recognition

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

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Category: Publications

Which of the following Magazines was established first?

20 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

Which of the following represents the acronym C.R.E.A.M in Wu-Tang Clan’s hit song of the same name?

21 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

What is the name of the opening track on the Doggystyle album?

22 / 50

Category: Social commentary

Who initiated the hit song “Self Destruction” in 1990 in response to violence in the hip hop community?

23 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

What is the opening track of the “Ready to Die” album?

24 / 50

Category: Facts

Introduction to “Rap Theory and Practice” is an MIT course developed and taught by which of these artists?

25 / 50

Category: Origins and early years

What was the first music video with a rap aired on MTV?

26 / 50

Category: Women in Hip Hop

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

27 / 50

Category: Origins and early years

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

28 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

How many tracks are on “Illmatic”?

29 / 50

Category: Awards and Accolades

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

 

30 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

Who produced the majority of the tracks on Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)? A)

31 / 50

Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

What is Slick Rick’s most famous song, which tells a bedtime story about a misled stick-up kid who robbed an undercover cop and the misadventures that followed the kid thereafter?

32 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

How many members currently make up the Wu-Tang Clan rap group?

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

Which two artists make up the core of the hip-hop group Dogg Pound?

35 / 50

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?

36 / 50

Category: Origins and early years

Which of the following hip hop pioneers is known for creating the first hip hop record label, Sugar Hill Records?

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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?

38 / 50

Category: Origins and early years

Who is considered the “Godfather of Hip Hop”?

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Category: Facts

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

40 / 50

Category: Facts

Prior to becoming a well-known rapper, Tupac was a member of which group?

41 / 50

Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

In the song “Sound of da Police,” KRS-One raps “Woop-woop! That’s the sound of the police / Woop-woop! That’s the sound of the ____________.”

42 / 50

Category: Facts

What is DMX’s best-selling album?

43 / 50

Category: Women in Hip Hop

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

44 / 50

Category: Writers

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

45 / 50

Category: Movies

Which 3 characters appeared in the movie Friday?

46 / 50

Category: Facts

What year did Yo! MTV Raps Debut?

47 / 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?

48 / 50

Category: Facts

Which artist won 5 awards and was the star of the 1999 Grammy Awards?

49 / 50

Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

In 1986, Slick Rick became the third artist to sign with Def Jam Records where he released four albums. What was the title of his second album?

50 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

What year was the De La Soul album “3 Feet High and Rising” released?

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