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Marcus Reeves

Journalist and the Author of Somebody Scream! Rap Music's Rise to Prominence in the Aftershock of Black Power

Marcus Reeves appears in the following:

The South Bronx: Where Hip-Hop Was Born

Monday, August 02, 2010

Hip-hop's foundations were being laid in the 1970s, brick by brick, by DJs in the South Bronx, sometimes even in burnt out or deteriorating buildings. These pioneers invented sampling (isolating one sound and reusing it in another song) and hip-hop's other key elements through trial and error, mostly by fooling around with records at home.

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