The Art of Storytelling: A Hip Hop Time Capsule

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  • Biggie, Jay-Z, Flavor Flav
  • "Rapper's Delight" 12-Inch
  • Boom Box
  • Illmatic cassette
  • Motorola 2-Way Pager
  • Grandmaster Flash's First Mixer
  • Biggie's Coogi Sweater
  • Run DMC
  • Flavor Flav
  • Flavor Flav
  • Lil Wayne's Skateboard
  • Jay-Z
  • ARMY HHA12 ArtOfStorytelling FbCover

Boom Box

Before Apple earbuds or jeeps with booming systems, the boom box — aka "ghetto blaster" — was the best way to listen to the best hip hop. And plus, it just looked cool.

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