Tastefully Offensive: The Origin of the Hip Hop Air Horn

Jan 11, 2017

The Origin of the Hip Hop Air Horn


Great Big Story interviews Luis Diaz aka "Cipha Sounds," the New York-based DJ who is credited for popularizing the attention-grabbing air horn sound effect in modern hip hop music.
"Born on a B-side of a Bob Marley and the Wailers record, the air horn sound has been associated with reggae and Jamaican dancehall music since the 1960s. What was once a staple of the club scene in Jamaica has now become a global hip-hop phenomenon."
Previously from Great Big Story: The Story Behind the Worst Video Game Ever Made

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