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Run-DMC

            Hip hop group Run-DMC is named after two of the Queens natives responsible for the group’s formation, Joseph “Run” Simmons and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels,

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Jay-Z

            Jay-Z has been performing since 1995, but it was the release of his album Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life in 1998 that began to

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Eminem

            Those who have not truly listened to his music have a tendency to label Eminem as simply a “white rapper,” as if they somehow

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Dr. Dre

            Dr. Dre is as well-known for his achievements as a record producer as he is for his achievements as a rapper and hip hop

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Beastie Boys

            While Eminem is certainly an influential rap artist, anyone who thinks that he was the first one to challenge the notion of rap and

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