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Hip-hop is plagued by mythology.
Whether it is the idea that Brooklyn disco DJ’s invented the music, or that breaking comes from capoeira, or that a short-lived gang truce is what gave the culture life, there seems to be no shortage of people eager to take credit for one or another aspect of hip-hop. What’s worse, there are countless journalists, academics and documentarians who regularly spread such false narratives without any question.
Perhaps the most flagrant example is the notion that writing (aerosol art) originated in Philadelphia, not New York. [READ MORE]