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Google celebrates 44th Anniversary of the Birth of Hip Hop w/ today’s “doodle”

August 11 marks the 44th anniversary of what a lot of people consider to be the birth of hip hop -- the basement party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx where Kool Herc first matched beats and extended "the break." Google is celebrating this with today's interactive Doodle, a DJ tutorial narrated by Fab Five Freddy...

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Eric B & Rakim reunited for a guest-filled Apollo show (pics, videos)

Guests included EPMD, Ice-T, Roxanne Shante, Kool Herc, Flavor Flav, Fat Joe, Slick Rick, Mase, Main Source, and still many more.

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Photo by Greg Cristman | www.gregCphotography.com
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Shuggie Otis playing NYC before UK tour (dates)

photo: Shuggie Otis at B.B. King's in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)

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31 Days of Non-Stop Hip Hop happening with multiple events in Queens this May (schedule)

In addition to the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, this year Queens will also host the free 31 Days of Non-Stop Hip Hop in May. DNAInfo has the info:Hip-hop legends, including DJ Kool Herc, Marley Marl, considered one of the most influential producers in the genre, and Zulu Nation, a hip-hop awarness group, will star during a month-long Queens Library project dubbed "31 Days of Non-Stop Hip Hop...

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Shuggie Otis played Highline Ballroom (pics, video, setlist)

For his first New York show in ages, it was not an auspicious start for Shuggie Otis. Taking the Highline Ballroom stage in a long coat and scarf, his Gibson 335 was silent...

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