Conscious HipHop is said to have originated in the early 1980s in America at a time when a lot of areas were impacted severely by the economy, social injustices, racism & the struggles of the people was at an all time high. A few artists started to develop lyrical content that spoke about uplifting yourself out of the situation and tried to encourage deep thought on proactively seeking to better oneself and the community. One of the more well known earliest songs to do this was from a group called Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and they released the song “The Message” to great acclaim. 

If you want to listen to music that gets you thinking then Conscious HipHop is for you!