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Hip Hop

Discover Our Selection of Hip Hop CDs

At Play De Record, we have been serving the Toronto community for over 25 years. Our store has been a hub for DJs, music producers, and music lovers. What sets us apart is our commitment to preserving the DJ and music culture. That is why we continue to sell vinyl records, DJ turntables, music production equipment, and CDs.

The Evolution of Hip Hop Music

The hip hop genre was born in the 1970s in the Bronx, New York. What started as a small, underground movement has since evolved into one of the most popular music genres in the world. The hip hop movement was about more than just music, it was a cultural movement that gave a voice to the voiceless. It was born out of the afrobeat, funk, and disco music that was popular in the 70s and was used by DJs to create new sounds and rhythms.

From Street Culture to Global Phenomenon

What made hip hop music so unique was that it was created using a turntable and a microphone, both of which were relatively inexpensive. This made it possible for anyone to become a DJ or an MC. The hip hop movement was born in the streets of the Bronx and was a way for African American and Latino youth to express themselves. The first hip hop parties were block parties thrown by DJs in the Bronx. These parties were a way for the community to come together, dance, and have a good time.

As the hip hop movement grew, so did its influence. What started in the Bronx quickly spread to other boroughs in New York City and then to other cities across the United States. Each city put its own spin on the genre, which is why today there are so many sub-genres of hip hop music. From the g-funk sound of west coast hip hop to the chopped and screwed sound of southern hip hop, the hip hop genre is as diverse as the artists who create it.

Today, hip hop music is a global phenomenon. What started in the streets of the Bronx has since spread to every corner of the globe. It is the most streamed genre of music and has produced some of the world’s most influential and successful artists.

Why Choose Our Hip Hop CD Collection?

Our hip hop CD collection is a great way to stay connected to the roots of hip hop music. Many of the most popular hip hop albums are no longer produced on CD. With the rise of streaming services, many classic albums are no longer available in CD format. However, many of the latest releases are still sold in CD format. Not only that, but they are often released in limited quantities making them a valuable collector's item.

Quality Sound and Exclusive Releases

It’s no secret that vinyl records have made a comeback in recent years. Vinyl is the preferred medium for many DJs and music producers because of its superior sound quality. What you may not know is that many of the albums released on vinyl are also released on CD. Vinyl records are often released in limited quantities, making them a valuable collector's item. For this reason, they are also released in CD format.

A Diverse Range of Artists and Albums

Our hip hop CD collection features a diverse range of artists and albums. Whether you’re a fan of classic 90s hip hop, or you prefer the more modern sound of lo-fi hip hop, our collection has something for everyone. Some of the hip hop CDs that you can expect to find in our collection include albums from artists like Nas, Jay-Z, Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, MF DOOM, and D’Angelo. With both classic and modern hip hop CDs, our collection is a great way to expand your music library.

Discover our selection of hip hop CDs online or visit us in-store at Play De Record, located in Toronto.

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