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The Birth Of Hip Hop

Examines the four cultures brought together by DJ Kool Herc to create Hip Hop.

Where the Spirit of Hip Hop Originated

The deaths of JFK, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Vietnam War shape the nation.

The First Socially Conscious Hip Hop Hit

'The Message' speaks to how people are living.

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