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Rap Summit with Howard Stern on WXRK - 19 March 1997 [Feat Kool Herc/ Caz/ Chubb Rock/ Melle Mel/ Luke Skyywalker and more].

Broadcast the day after Biggies funeral in March 1997, wind-up DJ Howard Stern raises the blood pressure, cos thats his antagonistic schtick, and this on-air panel, created to discuss the so-called beef between left and right coasts may make the blood boil, but if you can briefly overlook the ignorance of the man, it is an interesting snap-shot of the period, and a stark reminder of the manufactured East vs West hostility. 286 more words

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This Week In Hip Hop: Afrika Bambaataa, Kurtis Blow & Melle Mel Honored By New York City Council

(Left to Right: Melle Mel, Afrika Bambaata & Kurtis Blow)

Councilman Fernando Cabrera recognized some of Hip-Hop’s founding fathers with a New York City Council Proclamation yesterday. 83 more words

Ann Coulter + Afrika Bambaataa, Together Again!

Strange bedfellows last night at the the We Are Family Foundation Gala in NYC.  But for a good cause.  The evening honored Little Steven Van Zandt and your host was ARC Board member Nile Rodgers, whose foundation mentors young high-minded go-getters and builds schools around the world. 92 more words

Nile Rodgers