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The New York Times Magazine is publishing a special issue this week celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop. Adrienne Green, Deputy Editor of Special Projects, supervised production. She’s our guest on Sree's Sunday #NYTReadalong. Click here for our #NYTReadalong YouTube Playlist: https://readalong.link/youtubeplaylist NYT Mag’s Hip Hop at 50 (The Gift Links will expire August 25. The .pdfs will stay on the site.)
Remembering the Rappers We Lost Rap’s meteoric rise as a global phenomenon has been marked, from the beginning, by the untimely deaths of some of its biggest stars. Biggie. Tupac. DMX. We pay tribute to 63 stars who died too young. Gift Link | .pdf (1 MB)
How Hip-Hop Changed the English Language Forever Tracing the cultural etymology of some of hip-hop’s most iconic terms and phrases. (Miles Marshall Lewis) Gift Link | .pdf (2 MB) Too Short’s Long (and Very Raunchy) Life in Rap The West Coast rapper is an unsung pioneer of some of the genre’s most central elements – from D.I.Y. hustle to unapologetic raunch. Gift Link | .pdf (1 MB)
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Featuring artwork, music, memorabilia and large-scale recreations of touchstones from Jay-Z’s sprawling career, an exhibition at the Brooklyn Public Library aims to bring aspirational celebrity extravagance to a free public haven.
Hip-hop mixtape websites offering up free — and not always legal — music flourished in the gap between the fall of the CD era and the rise of streaming. Keeping those archives intact is proving difficult.
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J Dilla went on to become one of the most influential producers in hip-hop before died in 2006 at age 32. “The New York Times Presents” charts his life, career and legacy.
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