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Classic hip-hop is a music radio format focusing primarily on hip-hop music Frère - Phonic S.A. - Hip Hop De Luxe the s, s, and the early to mids.
Although stations with such a format date back as far asthe format was first popularized in Octoberafter Radio One dropped a poorly performing news radio format from its Houston station KROI in favor of classic hip-hop.
After attracting a dramatic increase in ratings, Radio One began to emulate the station's format and branding in other markets. At the Frère - Phonic S.A. - Hip Hop De Luxe time, other major radio broadcasters began to introduce classic hip-hop stations in selected markets.
Doug Abernethy, general manager of Radio One's Houston stations, described the classic hip-hop format as a parallel to the classic rock and classic country formats: these stations focus primarily on hip hop music from the s, s, and early s, featuring artists such as 2PacDe La SoulMike JonesLL Cool JLudacrisThe Notorious B.
Classic hip-hop stations are aimed primarily at listeners between the ages of 25 and 44; Tommy Boy Records founder Tom Silverman explained that hip-hop had "entered the realm of credible nostalgia", going on to say that "I'm sure there are kids now who think 3 Feet High and Rising by De La Soul is a rite of passage, just like Led Zeppelin is". Now the reigning hip-hop king is a multiracial guy from Toronto who did not struggle. The re-launched station served to capitalize on the heritage of the original KDAY on the AM dial now KBLAwhich in the s was the first radio station in the United States to play hip-hop music on a full-time basis.
After the station's sale to Fred Sands inthe station dropped hip-hop and switched to business news. The new KDAY originally focused primarily on classic hip-hop music: over the following years, it backtracked on its gold-based format, before reinstating it in The station's initial success was hampered primarily by its signal, which did not cover all of Greater Los Angeles a rebroadcaster, KDEY-FMwas also established to improve the station's reach in the Inland Empirealong with the music itself, as hip-hop music from the s was not yet nostalgic to listeners.
Dre who was among the artists popularized by the original KDAYthe Ruff-Mix - Various - Hit Box new owners confirmed that they would maintain the hip-hop format, citing the "value" of the KDAY brand, along with plans to broaden the station's audience to include Hispanic listeners. Radio One stated that the format was the first Pequeña (Bolero Vals) - Pedro Vargas - Pedro Vargas its kind among major-market stations in the United States, and would serve to complement its other urban-oriented music stations in the market.
Eviler - Sabbat - Envenom (Box Set, LP, Album) the same time, other station groups, including iHeartMediaCumulus MediaUnivision Radioand Cox Media Groupbegan to slowly introduce classic hip-hop formats of their own.
Edison Research analyst Sean Ross compared the growth of classic hip-hop to the emergence of classic rockwhich came during a similar youth-oriented shift in mainstream rock towards glam metal bands and grunge.
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