When Heavy D and the Boys were at the top of the charts, I was a huge fan. My favorite song was actually a remake, but it was one of their most successful records because of the injection a quick rhythmic hip hop beat and melodic lyrics. Of course that was over 20 years ago and hip hop has evolved.
RIP young man and fellow New Yorker.
- Hip-Hop as a musical melting pot is still evolving (madworldwriters.wordpress.com)
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- Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Are 53 Songs Into the ‘History of Rap’ (spin.com)
- Sylvia Robinson, Who Helped Make ‘Rapper’s Delight,’ Has Died (npr.org)
- For Birthplace of Hip-Hop, New Life (cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com)
- When Rapper Have Political Opinions: Always A Good Thing? (bossip.com)