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THE HIP HOP TEST

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Category: Publications

Which of the following Magazines was established first?

2 / 50

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”?

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Category: Social commentary

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

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Category: Women in Hip Hop

Who was the producer of Salt N Pepa’s hit single “Push It”?

5 / 50

Category: Origins and early years

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

6 / 50

Category: Awards and Accolades

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

7 / 50

Category: Facts

What record label released “O.G. Original Gangster” by Ice T?

8 / 50

Category: Facts

How many members initially made up the Wu-Tang Clan rap group?

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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?

10 / 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: Classic Albums

In what year was Nas’ debut album “Illmatic” released?

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Category: Facts

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

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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: 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?

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Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

What was the name of Salt N Pepa’s debut album?

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Category: Classic Albums

How many tracks are on “Illmatic”?

17 / 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?

18 / 50

Category: Writers

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

19 / 50

Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

What was the name of Beastie Boys’ debut studio album, released in 1986?

20 / 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: Origins and early years

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

22 / 50

Category: Women in Hip Hop

In what year was Foxy Brown’s debut album “Ill Na Na” released?

23 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

What year was “To Pimp a Butterfly” released?

24 / 50

Category: Women in Hip Hop

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

25 / 50

Category: Women in Hip Hop

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

26 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

What is the title of the final track on “To Pimp a Butterfly”?

27 / 50

Category: Facts

What does the acronym THUG LIFE stand for?

28 / 50

Category: Recognition

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

 

29 / 50

Category: Origins and early years

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

30 / 50

Category: Fashion

Which black-owned streetwear brand was founded in 1992 as a hat company based out of Hollis, Queens, New York?

31 / 50

Category: Origins and early years

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

32 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

Which song on the Doggystyle album is this lyric from: “With so much drama in the L-B-C, it’s kinda hard bein’ Snoop D-O-double-G. But I, somehow, some way, keep comin’ up with funky-ass shit like every single day”?

33 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

Who provided the majority of the vocals on “The Chronic” album, besides Dr. Dre himself?

34 / 50

Category: Women in Hip Hop

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

35 / 50

Category: Origins and early years

Who is considered the “Godfather of Hip Hop”?

36 / 50

Category: Movies

Which 3 characters appeared in the movie Friday?

37 / 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”?

 

38 / 50

Category: Origins and early years

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

39 / 50

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)”?

40 / 50

Category: Facts

Who was the first rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize?

41 / 50

Category: Classic Albums

What year was the album Straight Outta Compton released?

42 / 50

Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

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

43 / 50

Category: Videos

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

44 / 50

Category: Facts

What is DMX’s best-selling album?

45 / 50

Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

What was the title of LL Cool J’s 1990 album that won a Grammy in 1991 for Best Rap Solo Performance?

46 / 50

Category: Facts

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Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

What song by De La Soul includes the following lyrics: “Mirror, mirror on the wall, tell me, mirror, what is wrong?/Can it be my De La clothes or is it just my De La song?”

48 / 50

Category: Golden Age of Hip Hop

Which rapper released the 1980 hit single “The Breaks”?

49 / 50

Category: Facts

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

50 / 50

Category: Lyrics

Which artist said the following lyrics in their song: “How could I get some dead presidents? I need money, I used to be a stick-up kid, so I think of all the devious things I did. I used to roll up, ‘This is a hold-up, ain’t nothing funny. Stop smiling, be still, don’t nothing move but the money”?

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