1980s

WEEK 1
NEW WAVE, SYNTHPOP, SKA

https://www.masterclass.com/articles/new-wave-music-guide

WEEK 2 – HIPHOP I

https://iconcollective.edu/hip-hop-history/
How Hiphop started out in The Bronx NYC
Why MF Doom (RIP) is the best rapper ever, or Biggie, or Eminem, or Kendrick…
Hiphop, social criticism, literature and Kendrick Lamar
The longer version of the Kool Herc video, great stuff

WEEK 3 – HIPHOP II

Ad Rock, MCA and Mike D are on it

WEEK 4
INVENTION OF THE SUPERSTAR

THE SUPERSTAR WAS AN INVENTION OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, AS THEY WERE TRYING TO MAXIMIZE THEIR EARNINGS AND BATTLING HOME-TAPING [ANALOGUE FILESHARING]. IT WAS ALSO THE TIME WHEN MARKETING AND ADVERTISING BECAME MORE PROFESSIONAL. ONLY 10% OF MAJOR LABEL ARTISTS MADE A PROFIT, SO THE MOST OF THE MARKETING BUDGET WENT TO THOSE ACTS.

1981 : START MTV
1982 : INTRODUCTION COMPACT DISC
1983 : THRILLER & INVENTION YAMAHA DX7 SYNTH
1984 : PURPLE RAIN & BORN IN THE USA
1985 : LIVE AID
1986 : TRUE BLUE
1987 : MTV EUROPE & JOSHUA TREE
1988 : 2ND SUMMER OF LOVE [HOUSE MUSIC IN MAINSTREAM] INVENTION AKAI S1000 SAMPLER
1989 : APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION

PLAYLIST SUPERSTARS OF THE 1980s
Genius at work