Brooklyn Public Library


Brown Sugar

Jun 9, 2008 11:07 AM | 0 comments

For all of my hip hop heavies out there, I’m sure you can remember, most, if not all, of the lyrics to the Sugarhill Gang’s 1979 banger, Rappers Delight. You probably get a warm feeling and a kid-like smile when you hear the 1986 RUN-DMC hit Walk This Way featuring Aerosmith. KRS-ONE’s 1987 anthem The Bridge is Over can most certainly make you bop your head ever so aggressively as you proclaim Manhattan keeps on makin it and Brooklyn keeps on takin it.

Hip hop for some is a genre of music, for others it’s a style of dressing, but all can agree that hip-hop is a way of life. A culture that was born in NYC back in the late 70’s as means of entertainment and way to marry beats, sounds, and urban word play.

So for all of my lyrical wordsmiths out there that love hip hop and for those wishing to learn more… Step into a world, where hip-hop is real!  Find out more about the history of hip hop at your neighborhood library.

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