Pioneers Of Rap Are Making A Living As Tourist Guides

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Some of the original pioneers of rap are making a new living as tourist guides in New York – showing visitors around the sites that “represent the origins of hip-hop people and events.” The $75 tour is hosted by some the originators of hip-hop themselves – Reggie Reg of the Crash Crew, LA Sunshine of the Treacherous Three, and Grandmaster Caz of the Cold Crush Brothers. “Everyone else is cashing in – why shouldn’t we?” Rahiem – a member of one of the best-known groups, and the Furious Five – told BBC World Service’s The Music Biz programme. Read more.

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