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Hip hop music is a genre developed in the 1970s by African Americans in New York City. It began to spread around the world in the 1980s, and became a major part of Beninese music after a 1992 concert by Senegalese-French rapper MC Solaar. At that concert, the crew H2O performed a Fon language-cover of Solaar's "Bouge de là". H2O are known for using folk styles like the Mahi tchinkounme and Yoruba music gbon.