Quizzers Delight

I've not posted on here for a month - I need to get my priorities right. OK, on request of a mate of mine at uni, I've written a quiz on all things rap and hip hop. It's not a genre of music (or two genres) I've listened to much, but it's as valid a topic for quizzes as any other so here's the quiz.

And that post title is a pun - but not a very good or original one, admittedly - on the Sugarhill Gang song title.

Mixture of stuff, international outlook, etc.

1 Birth name Kevin Donovan, which US DJ from the Bronx influenced the development of hip hop in the 1980s, leading to his nicknames such as "The Godfather" and "Amen Ra of Hip Hop Kulture"?
2 Keith "Cowboy" Wiggins is credited with coining the term hip hop in 1978 while teasing a friend who had recently joined the US Army by scat-singing the words "hip/hop/hip/hop" in a way that mimicked the rhythm of marching soldiers. Which influential hip hop group was Wiggins a member of?
3 The 1981 single "Rapture" is said to be the first major single containing hip-hop elements by a white artist to reach number-one in the USA. Which band, also famous for tracks such as "Sunday Girl" and "Heart of Glass", released the song?
4 "NY State of Mind", "One Love", and "It Ain't Hard to Tell" are all tracks off which 1994 rap album, regarded as a landmark record in the genre?
5 Which of the Wu-Tang Clan's founding members died of a drug overdose in November 2004, two days before his 36th birthday?
6 Which city south of downtown Los Angeles features in the title of NWA's debut 1988 album?
7 The word hyphy (pronounced HY-fee) refers to the hip hop-style music surrounding which major US city?
8 Which US rapper - a pioneer female of hip hop - had a mid-1990s feud with fellow female rapper Foxy Brown?
9 Which 2002 hip hop biopic film starred Eminem as Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr, a young, white rapper living in inner-city Detroit?
10 AllMusic's John Bush called him "the best rapper / producer in history"; the US rapper Q-Tip found fame as a member of which hip hop group?
11 Which rapper collaborated with Chase & Status on the 2009 UK top-ten single "End Credits"?
12 The rapper with the stage name Sarkodie, who won Best International Act: Africa in the 2012 BET Awards, is regarded as which African country's greatest hip-hop artist?
13 Which US rapper is best-known for his 1994 debut album, The Sun Rises in the East?
14 The rapper Tupac Shakur died after being shot multiple times in a drive-by in Las Vegas - which year?
15 Arguably the rapper Ice Cube's most famous song, which track - the second single from his third solo album, Predator - contains lyrics such as "Lakers beat the Supersonics" and "even saw the lights of the Goodyear blimp"?




Answers:
1 Afrika Bambaataa
2 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
3 Blondie
4 Illmatic
5 Ol' Dirty Bastard
6 Compton
7 San Francisco
8 Queen Latifah
9 8 Mile
10 A Tribe Called Quest
11 Plan B
12 Ghana
13 Jeru the Damaja
14 1996
15 "It Was a Good Day"

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