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From the tumultuous times of the late 80s hip hop scene, fueled by reactionary crews such as Public Enemy, NWA, Gangstarr and A Tribe Called Quest, a break from the carefree attitudes of rap music as they were then was achieved. Rhymes and soundscapes were more angst than gangs, more saying what you think than describing what you're blingin. Backpacker rap was born. A seemingly borderless demographic stood up to present their unique work, with a few crews graduating from… read more

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