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Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1 1970s-1981

Last month while walking dogs in a very busy Manhattan block a group of foreign girls stopped me and asked me what was something that New York City was famous for. I could have mentioned the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Times Square, Central Park or any of the most immediate landmarks that erupt from my mind; but instead I stepped back and approached it differently and then I answered “Hip Hop”. Their eyes got wide, I had given them an original answer, but it is one I hope that will become typical in the future. Read more »

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