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Grandmaster Flash: ‘Hip-hop’s message was simple: we matter’

Ahead of Baz Luhrmann’s TV dramatisation of rap’s roots, The Get Down, we turn back the clock to New York, when the youth of the neglected South Bronx sowed the seeds of a musical revolution

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from Rolling Stone

Questlove's Top 50 Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

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A Tribe Called Quest- true old school hip hop. That rapped about every day life. Non of this b.s. Like today. The beats the rap... This is true hip hop. ❤️ CindyMB peace!

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Rolling Stone's "50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time" includes songs by (from l.) Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z and Eminem. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/rolling-stone-unveils-top-50-hip-hop-songs-time-article-1.1214199

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*inhales deeply* THERE'S AN INFESTATION IN MY MIND'S IMAGINATION I HOPE THEY CHOKE ON SMOKE CUZ I'M SMOKING THEM OUT THE BASEMENT. THIS IS NOT RAP THIS IS NOT HIP-HOP, JUST ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO MAKE THE VOICES STOP. RAPPIN TO PROVE NOTHIN JUST WRITING TO SAY SOMETHING CUZ I WASN'T THE ONLY ONE WHO WASN'T RUSHIN TO SAY NOTHIN. THIS DOESN'T MEAN I LOST MY DREAM, IT'S JUST RIGHT NOW I'VE GOT A REALLY CRAZY MIND TO CLEAN!!!!!!!!! *exhales like I fought in the titan's war*

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UTFO (Untouchable Force Organization), American old school hip-hop group, consisting of the Kangol Kid, the Educated Rapper aka EMD, Doctor Ice, & Mix Master Ice. They are best known for the hit Roxanne, Roxanne, a widely-acclaimed hip-hop classic, which inspired the most answer records in history, most notably Roxanne Shanté's Roxanne's Revenge (which incited 'The Roxanne Wars'). Their song was also the 1st hip-hop song to sample a breakbeat (Billy Squier's The Big Beat).

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