Like fellow pioneers Afrika Bambaataa and Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash can tell you what hip hop is and where it came from. “That’s important,” he tells David Hinckley of the New York Daily News. “How are kids going to know if nobody teaches them? Even some rappers don’t realize this didn’t start with emcees. It started with deejays. Without the deejays, it wouldn’t have gotten out of the Bronx.”
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