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Hip -- your argument is sound, but Tito Puente was from East Harlem. His restaurant was on City Island.
Hip-Hop in its current incarnation is a travesty. But as the first mainstream musical form based on the recontextualizing of recorded music, it's pretty groundbreaking stuff. Even without the cultural impact it's had world-wide over the past decades.
John Cage's "Radio Music" is more musical and of more admirable intent than the H-H movement has been generally! Arturo Toscanini, Hector Lavoe, Dion DiMucci, Diahann Carroll, Stan Getz, Jan Peerce, Roberta Peters, Tito Puente, Dave Valentin, and Luther Vandross are/were from the Bronx! Wake up, folks!
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Just commenting on the fact that they credit Kool Herc for starting it all in the Bronx, 5 years after this record came out.
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Sorry, folks: why should such an imbecilic unmusical form be celebrated? I've heard Michelle Martin say that only old white guys listen to jazz! The horror! (I'm not being facetious.) The travesty! The disrespect to the greats who are and who have been among us!
I think you have to give it to the Sugarhill Gang as the first *rap group* to have a single. Rap existed before the single...and the single was Sylvia Robinson's idea; she assembled the group.
What about Blowfly didn't he put out "Rap Dirty" in 1965? He was a southern guy from Georgia.
this one reaches out to all the ladies in the dance...and so on....
toasts/shout outs are ever present in the dance hall
The Sugar Hill Gang, I'm proud to say, hails from Englewood, NJ. Please give credit where it's due.
The Sugarhill Gang hail from Englewood, NJ not New York City
Sugarhill Gang hail from Englewood, NJ not New York
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