The 411 On The 313: A Brief History of Detroit Hip-Hop Image via Getty Images/Paul Warner

Hip-house Pioneers

Given its affinity for both electronic music and hip-hop, Detroit was a prime breeding ground for the short-lived "hip-house" sound, which combined accelerated rapping with up tempo dance beats. Detroit techno originator "Magic" Juan Atkins dabbled in hip-house, the pioneering radio DJ Jeff Mills spun the music during his frenetic WJLB-FM shows as "the Wizard," while Mills' politically incendiary group Underground Resistance featured rapping by Robert Hood in their live shows.

Magic Juan (Juan Atkins) & Normski ""Yeah, Yeah, Yeah," (1988)
Underground Resistance & Robert Hood "Panic" (1991)

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