The Electro hop movement began and remained prominent during the 1980s. It slowly faded from mainstream throughout the 1990s. As of the late 2000's it has made a comeback andremains very popular with many artists like Flo Rida, LMFAO, Pitbull, Black Eyed Peas, & Akon. Its modern form is a mix of hip-hop and the European genre Electro House.
Lonzo Williams was one of theearly DJS on the West Coast and many consider him the godfather of West Coast hip-hop. He helped usher in the electro-hop scene. His Eve After Dark nightclub was important to the future of west coasthip-hop and was pivotal in creating the careers of Dr Dre and DJ Yella along with a lot of other west coast hip-hop talent getting noticed. The nightclub is also famous for being the place where EazyE met experienced rock manager Jerry Heller who was interested in the underground electro-hop movement who in that period managed World Class Wreckin Cru, Egyptian Lover and a few others. The meetingof Jerry Heller and Eazy E which led to their partnership and the formation of Ruthless Records and the rise of gangsta rap.
The acts who represented electro-hop were artists such as EgyptianLover, LA Dream Team, World Class Wreckin Cru, The Unknown DJ and even some of Ice-T's early records before he fully glorified gangsta rap the hip-hop genre that would become the main trademark of the WestCoast that would help to overthrow the East Coast in popularity. Early Ice Cube records when he was in the group C.I.A. who get the attention of Dr Dre and would perform dirty raps together atorganised parties. Other artists who represented the electro-hop scene such as Chris "The Glove" Taylor and Uncle Jamms Army
All artists typically blended a fusion of electronic music popularised byelectronic pioneers Kraftwerk as well as using elements of the electro scene that was dominated by their East Coast counterparts using some elements of old-school hip-hop typically party-jam based...