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“Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey” Book, Grammy Museum Exhibit Celebrate The Musical Movement

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"Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey" Book, Grammy Museum Exhibit Celebrate The Musical Movement

From LA Times Music Blog

Decades before Jay-ZNicki MinajEminem or Lil Wayne made names for themselves in mainstream hip-hop, Afrika BambaataaGrandmaster Flash and Kool Herc introduced the movement to the first adopters, who spread the genre to the masses via not only music, but dancing, art and DJing.

That rich history of hip-hop culture, dating back to the days of b-boys and b-girls breaking on streets, DJs scratching turntables, MCs battling each other on corners and graffiti writers tagging wherever and whenever, is explored in a new coffee-table book and accompanying Grammy Museum exhibit, which opens Tuesday.   Click here to Read on