NO HALFSTEPPINAn Oral and Pictorial History of New York City Club the Latin Quarter and the Birth of Hip-Hop’s Golden Era
In the mid-1980s, DJ duo the Awesome 2, along with hip-hop impresario Paradise Gray, helped transform Manhattan salsa club the Latin Quarter into an iconic hip-hop institution. Legends were born in that bustling Times Square club—from Stetsasonic, KRS-One, and Eric B. & Rakim to Queen Latifah, Public Enemy, and A Tribe Called Quest. Unsigned artists could drop a hot set and score a record deal—or get booed off the stage like Amateur Night at the Apollo. You could walk into the club a nobody and come out a star. A musical incubator of hip-hop’s Golden Era, the Latin Quarter was also pivotal in the creation of the the Stop the Violence Movement. [READ MORE]
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DON T BELIEVE THE HYPEFerguson, Black Lives Matter & Hip Hop
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