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7 Examples Of Cultural Appropriation In Music

Not only did “The Breaks” make history on the charts, but the song set the tone for how the next forty years of hip-hop would look, really feel, and sound. Even though buildings around the Bronx had been getting burned by landlords hunting to gather insurance payments, Blow’s single was reflecting a a lot more positive reality of life that came with both the good and the undesirable. Hip-hop’s ability to turn a negative situation into a good one began with pioneers like Blow, that produced a soundtrack for breakdancers to move to and encouraging words that neighborhood children could...