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#NYTReadalong | Adrienne Green (NYT Mag: Hip-Hop at 50)

Updated: Aug 13, 2023

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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: NYT Mag’s Hip Hop at 50 (The Gift Links will expire August 25. The .pdfs will stay on the site.)

How Hip-Hop Conquered the World In the 1980s, some people wondered whether an art form born of despair and oppression would survive. It ended up conquering the world. Gift Link | .pdf (5 MB)

The Future of Rap As their male counterparts turn depressive and paranoid, it’s female rappers who are having all the fun. Gift Link | .pdf (3 MB)

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)

A Brief History of Bling The story of hip-hop can be told through the stunning and surreal evolution of the jewelry the artists wear. Gift Link | .pdf (4 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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