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    Wild Style 1992 – Rhino Home Video

    Well into its forties, Hip Hop has grown into a forever evolving and successful force in popular culture. Now with children of its own and plenty of adult issues to handle, Charlie Ahearn’s cult classic Wild Style (1982) is the home video to remind it of simpler, more innocent times.  The first film...
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    The Roots – What They Do Video

    During the eighties, Hip Hop artists were given a platform to provide visual images for their songs with the music video. Some artists used this stage for mini-performances while it became a means to deliver messages for others. The Roots chose the latter with the release of their video,  “What They Do” from their...
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    Got Milk?

    There are some songs that come along and define an era and Audio Two’s, “Top Billin” definitely sum up the first golden age of Hip Hop. Not only did it become one of the most recognizable and sampled songs in history; it became an anthem for b-boys and b-girls...
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    Tracy 168 – Michael Tracy

    Graffiti legend Tracy 168 was born Michael Tracy in a New York hospital on E. 68th Street in 1958. He began his career in the late 1960s to “balance out his life” during the midst of the Vietnam War.  Instead of sketching his illustrations on paper, he spray painted his...
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    Orlando Anderson – “the man who shot Tupac”

    Orlando Tive “Baby Lane” Anderson was born August 13, 1974 to Harvey Lee Anderson, and Charlotte Davis.   Charlotte worked 12-hour shifts as a bookkeeper, but weekends were heavily dedicated to family gatherings. Though Orlando’s parents split, he still had a stable childhood and grew up in...
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    The Hip Hop Class of 1988

    Class President: Chuck D He was wise, respected and most importantly, a visionary. He addressed the student body’s needs and worked dillgently to ensure the class of 88’ graduated on time with the tools they needed to go out into the world and make a difference.  Most Likely to...