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Old School Rap & Hip Hop Booking Agents
BookingEntertainment.com can act as your personal booking agency to book top old school rap & hip hop music artists, singers and bands for your corporate event, private party, birthday party, fundraiser, college, fair or festival.
Fill out and submit the simple entertainment request form, and an old school rap & hip hop music booking agent will get back to you shortly to discuss pricing and availability.
If you do not see the entertainer that you are looking for on the old school rap & hip hop music roster below, fill out the old school rap & hip hop music entertainment request form or e-mail us and we will be happy to help you book any old school rap & hip hop artist working today.
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Hip-hop emerged in the 1970s in the Bronx, New York City, as a cultural movement that encompassed music, dance, art, and fashion. The early pioneers of hip-hop included DJs, rappers (MCs), breakdancers, and graffiti artists. DJ Kool Herc is often credited with being one of the founding figures of hip-hop, known for his innovative use of breakbeats and the creation of the "Merry-Go-Round" technique, where he extended the instrumental breaks of funk and soul records to create a continuous beat for dancers.
Rap music, as an integral component of hip-hop, gained popularity as MCs began to rap over the beats created by DJs. Early rap was characterized by its emphasis on rhythm, wordplay, and storytelling. In 1979, The Sugarhill Gang released "Rapper's Delight," which is widely considered the first commercially successful rap song. The track brought rap music to a wider audience and laid the groundwork for the genre's evolution.
Old school hip-hop of the late 1970s and early 1980s was marked by its diverse range of styles and influences, with artists like Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Afrika Bambaataa, Kurtis Blow, and Run-D.M.C. contributing to its growth and development. Tracks like "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and "Planet Rock" by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force became iconic anthems of the era, addressing social issues and incorporating elements of funk, electro, and rock.
Old school hip-hop laid the foundation for the genre's subsequent expansion and experimentation, influencing generations of artists and shaping hip-hop culture. Its legacy continues to be celebrated and preserved through the work of contemporary artists, historians, and enthusiasts.
As an experienced entertainment booking agency, Booking Entertainment agents represent buyers of big name entertainment, providing pricing fees and full turn key concert events for our clients. We are a full-service booking entertainment agency for clients hosting corporate events, galas, private events, fundraisers, corporate functions, college concerts, private parties and speaking engagements worldwide.
Booking Entertainment works to get the best possible booking fee and price for our clients while also providing the celebrity or big name entertainer with the level of professionalism and industry norms that they expect from an event run by a professional booking agency and production management company.
Booking Entertainment uses our agency / management relationships and over 20 years of production experience to help buyers of headline / top name entertainers and does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive agent, manager or management company for any of the artists on our site.
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"When you are looking to book big name entertainment for an event, there are a number of pop up booking agencies on the web that if they are reputable, simply book the acts and leave you to handle all of the responsibilities of producing the entertainment portion of your event. Our entertainment booking agents have been personally trained by me to ensure that the entire booking process and event production is handled flawlessly and with the personal touch that I make sure goes into every corporate event, private party or public concert that we handle. My reputation is on the line for every show we do, and I ensure that both our clients and the acts / celebrities that we book are treated to our unprecedented level of service.
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J.T - Hospital Fundraiser - New York - (Stevie Wonder, Carole King, The Doobie Brothers, Kelly Clarkson, Don Henley, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Natasha Bedingfield)
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M.B - Private Client - Barbados - (Bon Jovi, Meat Loaf, Bryan Adams, Kenny Rogers)
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R.W - Fundraiser - Las Vegas - (Billy Joel, Stevie Nicks, Hall & Oates)
"BookingEntertainment is one of my favorite vendors. As the corporate meeting planner for a Fortune 500 company, my logistics sometimes incorporate more than 1000 people over several days of meetings and events. Year after year, the final evening concert is a SMASH!! With BookingEntertainment ensuring every last detail is attended to, I am free to relax and enjoy the show with my clients and colleagues."
B.M - Fortune 500 Company - Dallas - (Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, Penn & Teller)
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A.W - Corporate Event - Atlantic City and Baltimore (Lionel Richie, Donna Summer)