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DJ Kool Herc (born Clive Campbell), aka the Founding Father of Hip Hop, legendary DJ. He originated Hip-Hop music in The Bronx. He isolated the instrumental portion of hard funk records, emphasizing the drum beat - the "break”, and switched between breaks. Via 2 turntables, he used 2 copies of a record to elongate the break; this formed the basis of Hip-Hop music. His call-outs to dancers helped lead to the rhymed spoken words known as rapping. He also called his dancers "break-boys" aka…

In anticipation of autumn, here is a picture of MF DOOM dressed for a chilly day

Jam Master Jay (born Jason William Mizell), muscian and rapper, and DJ of the influential hip hop group Run–D.M.C. During the 1980s, Run-D.M.C. became the biggest hip-hop group and are credited with breaking hip-hop into mainstream music. For working turntable magic on classic guitar records, he was ranked No. 10 on Spin's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He was shot and killed in a Merrick Boulevard recording studio in Queens; the killer has not been found. R.I.P.

My Baby Nas (crushing him since 2003)

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NYC Hip Hop T-Shirt

Lists over 50 Hip Hop artists from New York City in a silhouette of the skyline These high-quality t-shirts are available in Men's black tees - Made in the USA and Not Sold in Stores "NYC Hip Hop" T-s

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Marley Marl - Hip Hop Lives (Parental Advisory)

Personnel: Chief Rocker Busy Bee, KRS-One, Magic Juan, Blaq Poet (rap vocals). Audio Mixers: Marley Marl; Harold English. Recording information: The House Of Hits, Rockland, NY; Tonina Music, Los Ange