Harlem World: Proud Musical Moments

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Harlem World: Proud Musical Moments

Whether its Duke Ellington performing at the Cotton Club in 1927 or tomorrow's superstar getting his or her big break at BET's Apollo Live in 2013, Harlem has always made music history. The neighborhood's aural tradition turned a new chapter when local-boy-made-good A$AP Rocky's debut album, Long.Live.ASAP, hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 earlier this week. Here, we take a look at some the proudest musical moments in the history of one of the world's proudest neighborhoods. —Alex Gale

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