Hip-hop stands as one of the few uniquely American cultural developments of the last century, yet the genre remains misunderstood. Because the line between pop and hip-hop have blurred over the last two decades, a majority of casual listeners continue to define the genre based on what they hear on the radio. Many music fans paint the entire hip-hop world with a stereotypical brush rather than take the time to understand it. Whether you’re a hip-hop fan since birth or just looking for an intro to the genre, these ten classics deliver.
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