PDF Celebrates 50 Years of Hip-Hop Published on August 9, 2023

Long before the global phenomenon of the “Black Lives Matter” hashtag, hip-hop artists were spotlighting the very systemic inequalities that have been deeply embedded within the fabric of Black America. This was a narrative far removed from the mainstream media’s perspective during that era.

Originating from the Bronx, New York, in the early 1970s, hip-hop emerged during a time when Black communities were grappling with poverty and systemic brutality. However, the mainstream media often turned a blind eye to these conversations, choosing instead to marginalize and stigmatize the Black experience. 

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