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Where It Started At

  1. where it started at
    Your Guide to New York Rap’s Next GenerationThere is far from a dearth of emerging talent across the five boroughs — and it’s not just concentrated in drill.
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    Tekashi 6ix9ine Is an Unworthy New York Rap VillainNo other era could produce this character. No other era would stomach him.
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    The ‘Milly Rock’ Remains New York Rap Dance RoyaltyNeighborhood-specific dances make up the fabric of New York hip-hop. Brooklyn was due for a move of its own.
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    Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch on the Undisputed Legacy of the LOX“We don’t got nothing to prove. We got our stamp of approval on the Mount Rushmore of rap.”
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    New York Rap Never ‘Fell Off’ — It Was Snuffed OutTwenty years of pressure from two Republican mayors with lofty dreams of stamping out crime had a demonstrable effect on the culture.
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    The Timeless Honesty of Wild Style, the First Hip-Hop MovieCharlie Ahearn and Fab 5 Freddy’s documentary-like film became an international cult favorite in the early 1980s. It’s just as fresh today.
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    Griselda Records Is Just Getting StartedConway the Machine on From King to a GOD and how he, Westside Gunn, and Benny the Butcher put upstate New York rap on the map.
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    The Story of New York Rap Can’t Be Told Without New Jersey“Sugar Hill Records is the reason why you still have hip-hop today.”
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    An Oral History of the Very First Episode of Yo! MTV RapsOn August 6, 1988, MTV finally, officially, embraced a genre that was born in New York.
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    15 Crews That Defined New York RapDating back to the genesis of rap culture.
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    Before Pun Went Platinum: The Unsung History of New York Latinx RapThe real story of hip-hop begins years before the landmark event that birthed it.
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    The 100 Songs That Define New York Rap, RankedIt’s not a sound, it’s an attitude.