Hip-Hop
90s A
90s B
Contemporary A
Contemporary B
100

This coast featured a smoother, more laid-back groove and lyrics about gangs and being "hardcore." 

What is West Coast?

100

This grunge band performed "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

Who are Nirvana?

100

This singer performed a famous cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You."

Who is Whitney Houston?

100
This "You Know I'm No Good" singer is an example of blue-eyed soul.

Who is Amy Winehouse?

100

Cher's "Believe" is an example of the use of this technology.

What is autotune?

200

This female hip-hop group embraced their sexuality, challenging the misogyny central in much hip-hop music.

Who are Salt 'n' Pepa?

200

This R&B group was known for their song, "Motownphilly."

Who are Boyz II Men?

200

This female 90s singer is considered neo-soul.

Who is Erykah Badu?

200

"Highway Tune" is performed by this traditional/garage rock band.

Who are Greta van Fleet?

200

This "Empire State of Mind" rapper embraced his image as a hustler.

Who is Jay-Z?

300

This group performed their hit "Walk This Way" as a collaboration with rock band Aerosmith.

Who are Run-DMC?
300

Radiohead cemented their 90s outsider status with this hit song.

What is "Creep?"

300

This 90s band was alternative because of their instrumentation, but unlike other 90s alt bands, was not particularly nihilistic.

Who are the Dave Matthews Band?

300

Led Zeppelin initially refused to let their music be sold on this music service.

What is iTunes?

300

This southern style of hip-hop often features complex high-hat patterns, synthesized drums, and lyrics about drug use and urban violence.

What is trap?

400

"Night of the Living Baseheads" by Public Enemy was a socially engaged rap song responding to this current event.

What is the crack epidemic?

400

This was the name of Ani DiFranco's record label.

What is Righteous Babe Records?

400

This festival was founded in response to bookers who limited the number of female acts on a bill.

What is Lilith Fair?

400

This traditional country band lost a lot of their conservative audience when they spoke out against the invasion of Iraq.

Who are the (Dixie) Chicks?

400

This contemporary singer of "Oh My Sweet Carolina" is an example of alternative country.

Who is Ryan Adams?

500

This is a comical version of a copyrighted work. Because its intent is to mock and not to copy, it is not considered copyright infringement.

What is a parody?

500

This 90s singer was known for her use of melismas and the whistle register.

Who is Mariah Carey?

500

Music and 'zines' are two prominent elements of this 90s feminist movement.

What is Riot Grrrl?

500

This style of rock music, exemplified by bands like Dashboard Confessional, explores deep (usually negative) emotions.

What is emo?

500

This boundary-crossing hip-hop artist is famous for her song "Get Ur Freak On."

Who is Missy Elliott?
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