The Art of Storytelling: A Hip Hop Time Capsule

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  • ARMY HHA12 ArtOfStorytelling FbCover
  • 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

"Rapper's Delight" 12-Inch

What better way to set off our time capsule than the song that helped start it all? Sugar Hill Gang's classic "Rapper's Delight" was the first hip hop song to break through and it still bangs today. Note that we used a vinyl copy — hip hop started on wax, not CD or MP3.

(Photo: Sugar Hill)

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