BX Bred: The Bronx's Hip Hop Heavyweights

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  • 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
  • Swizz Beatz, Ruff Ryders

Slick Rick

Celebrated for his unique style and storytelling abilities, Slick Rick was born in London but moved to the BX when he was 12. Though he's only released four albums, his impact has been vast. 

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