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    Christopher “Big Pun” Rios

    There are few rappers in history as respected and revered as Big Pun. From his humble beginnings in the Bronx, to his meteoric rise to fame, to his tragic death at the young age of 28, Big Pun’s life was a roller coaster ride of highs and lows. In...
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    The Spray Paint Chronicles – Lady Pink

    As one of the most important artists of the Modern Era, Lady Pink was instrumental in exposing graffiti to the world while breaking ground for the art form. Born in Ecuador, this gifted artist moved to NYC and began panting subway trains from 1979-1985. She was and still is...
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    Sugarhill Gang

    Hip Hop’s first commercially successful rap group the Sugarhill Gang was formed by “the mother of modern Hip Hop” Sylvia Robinson in the late 1970s.  She enlisted members Wonder Mike (Mike Wright) and Master Gee (Guy O’Brien) hailing from Englewood, New Jersey and Big Bank Hank (Henry Jackson) from...
  • Dapper Dan – The Father of Harlem Couture

    Dapper Dan was a Harlem gangster who became a fashion icon in the 1980s. He was known for his flamboyant style, which included wearing expensive jewelry and clothing. Daniel Day was born in Harlem, New York, in 1944. His parents were immigrants from Jamaica. Dan dropped out of high...
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    Slick Rick, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick – DefJam 1988

    Track Listing1.     Treat Her Like A Prostitute2.     The Ruler’s Back3.     Children’s Story4.     The Moment I Feared5.     Let’s Get Crazy6.     Indian Girl(An Adult Story)7.     Teenage Love8.     Mona Lisa9.     Kit(What’s The Scoop)10.   Hey Young World11.   Teacher, Teacher12.   Lick The Balls “Hark, who goes yonder?It is I, Sire, Richard of Nottingham.Well, speak up...
  • NBA YoungBoy

    NBA YoungBoy was born Kentrell DeSean Gaulden on October 20, 1999, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. NBA YoungBoy was primarily raised by his grandmother, who he has said was very strict with him. He began rapping at the age of 11 and started posting his music on YouTube when he...