BX Bred: The Bronx's Hip Hop Heavyweights

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  • Afrika Bambaataa
  • Swizz Beatz, Ruff Ryders
  • DJ Kool Herc
  • French Montana, Maybach Music Group, Bad Boy
  • Slick Rick
  • Diamond D, D.I.T.C., KRS-One, Fat Joe
  • Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Terror Squad
  • Big Pun
  • Fat Joe, D.I.T.C.
  • Melle Mel, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
  • Grandmaster Flash
  • Grandmaster Caz, The Cold Crush Brothers
  • KRS-One

DJ Kool Herc

DJ Kool Herc is understood to be the father of hip hop. That's quite a title, but it's one that's well-deserved, as the Jamaican-born, Bronx-raised legend created break beats, which would serve as a launching pad for the music and culture. 

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