As a result, the hip hop genre, barely known outside of the Bronx at the time, grew at an astounding rate from onward. New school hip hop was the second wave of hip hop music, originating in —84 with the early records of Run-D.
The MC would introduce the DJ and try to pump up the audience.
In Jamaica, DJ's would setup large sound systems in towns and villages out on the roadside, playing music for informal gatherings, mostly folks who wandered down from country hills looking for excitement at the end of the week.
Other elements of the movement, beside rap music, included beat boxing, hip hop fashion, being street smart, philosophical knowledge of what the sub-culture was about and hip hop language.
The first sampler that was broadly adopted to create this new kind of music was the Mellotron used in combination with the TR drum machine.
The lyrics are often meant to help listeners create a mental image of whatever the song is talking about. AIce-TIce Cubeand the Geto Boys are key founding artists, known for mixing the political and social commentary of political rap with the criminal elements and crime stories found in gangsta rap.