I’m just going to have some fun with hip hop this morning. I can’t write knowledgeably about the genre, so instead here are a few of my favorite new school hip hop videos from my childhood. Remember when MTV had real mass appeal?
Fact: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was created in 1983, but it was not really a place until much later; in 1986 they chose Cleveland, Ohio as the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and didn’t break ground on the construction of the museum until 1993. In 1995 they dedicated the museum, and in 2009 Run-D.M.C. were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Fact: The Beastie Boys’ breakout album Licensed to Ill was reviewed favorably in Rolling Stone with the headline “Three Idiots Create a Masterpiece” and subsequently became the first rap album to hit number one on the Billboard album chart.
One more, because I just can’t forget D.J. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince:
What do you think? Was it a swing and a miss today, or am I just beating myself up?
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