Boston's formative role in the rise of hip hop
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New York beams as the birthplace of hip hop but other cities share credit in the genre’s early success. Dart Adams, a music historian and journalist, explains the pivotal role Boston played then and now.
Archival tape of Lecco’s Lemma, courtesy of the Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
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