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The Bronx Is Beatboxing

"Beside, Amad Henderson from Shango, Afrika Bambaataa and Motivator, in front of Green Street Studios, NYC, 1983." By Sophie Bramly

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Tupac. Public Enemy. The Notorious B.I.G. Even the most hip hop averse listeners will know these names. For decades now, hip hop has been a cultural force across the globe, exciting fans with its high energy and huge stars. But hip hop wasn’t always such a cultural juggernaut. Before it existed on stage at the Grammys, hip hop belonged at block parties in the Bronx, New York. 
 
In this edition of Cityscape, we’re diving deep into hip hop history with photographer Sophie Bramly, who captured the early days of hip hop in 1980s New York. We'll also talk with Rocky Bucano, one of the founders of the new Universal Hip Hop Museum coming to the Bronx very soon.