BX Bred: The Bronx's Hip Hop Heavyweights

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  • 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
  • Afrika Bambaataa

French Montana

Though he was born in Morocco, French Montana was raised during much of his adolecence in the Bronx. After making waves with his Cocaine City DVDs in the early 2000s, French released a ton of mixtapes before earning the backing of the streets and, eventually, both Bad Boy and Maybach Music Group. 

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