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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

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  • October 22, 2022By askhiphop

    As Hip Hop culture blossomed throughout the South Bronx in the late 1970s, B-boying became a crucial element that helped settle neighborhood disputes through dance battles instead of violence. Various dance crews were formed throughout the South Bronx, but their popularity began to fade in 1977.  Puerto Rican B-boy Jojo, a former hustler who had been

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  • June 23, 2019By askhiphop

    Hip Hop pioneer Robert Keith “Cowboy” Wiggins was well-known for being an emcee in one of the most legendary rap groups of all time: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.  Born September 20, 1960 in New York City and raised in the South Bronx , his sister remembers him “bangin’ on furniture and just rhymin’”

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  • June 24, 2019By askhiphop

    Before platinum and the “bling bling” label, Hip Hop had another form of juice that signified more than wealth. The dookie rope (roll) was a symbol of arrival and respect that popped up around the necks of some of the most prominent artists when our favorite culture was in its infancy stages. They were not

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  • June 24, 2019By askhiphop

    The New York City Breakers were founded by Michael Holman in 1981 when he recruited dancers from various B-boy teams to join the crew.Hoping to manage the Rock Steady Crew, Holman needed to find another dance group for them to compete against for a Hip Hop night. Rock Steady Crew member Crazy Legs suggested inviting the

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  • October 8, 2022By askhiphop

    As a subgenre of hip-hop, drill music originated in the Chicago Southside throughout the 2010s. Drill holds similarities to Atlanta’s trap music scene, which also embodies dark production and themes of criminal activity. Emerging from crime-ridden neighborhoods like Chi-Town’s Woodlawn community called “Dro City,” the genre became notorious for its gang violence. A slang term

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