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  • June 9, 2022By askhiphop

    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 the home of his great-grandmother who

  • June 24, 2019By askhiphop

    DJ Kool Herc (Clive Campbell) was born April 16, 1955 in West Kingston, Jamaica and migrated to the Bronx, New York in 1967.  His classmates at Alfred E. Smith High School referred to him as Hercules because of his size and avid trips to the weight room.  Herc started out as a graffiti artist in

  • June 23, 2019By askhiphop

    Coke La Rock was born April 24, 1955 on the east side of the Bronx between Union and Prospect Street. His grandparents had a strong hand in raising him since his single mother was busy working six days a week. At age 15, he attended high school at a night center where he met a fellow classmate

  • June 23, 2019By askhiphop

    Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was born December 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York to Puerto Rican mother Matilde Andrades and Haitian father Gerard. He was extraordinarily intelligent and began reading and writing by the age of four and learned to speak English, Spanish and French before turning 11.  He was first exposed to art during visits

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