BX Bred: The Bronx's Hip Hop Heavyweights

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  • Grandmaster Caz, The Cold Crush Brothers
  • KRS-One
  • 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

Afrika Bambaataa

One of the true innovators of both hip hop culture and DJing, Afrika Bambaataa deserves credit for much of what came after him and also founded the Universal Zulu Nation. 

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