Today In Hip-Hop: Hip-Hop Turns 40

On this day, August 11, in hip-hop history... 1973: Cindy Campbell, an entrepreneurial young girl living in the South Bronx, was looking to scrape together some extra cash to go shopping for a new wardrobe for the upcoming school year. Cindy had used her modest paycheck from a summer job to put a deposit down on a nondescript recreation room in the basement of the nondescript apartment building she lived in, in order, to throw a party to raise the requisite funds for new school clothes. She bought beer, malt liquor and soda and passed out hand-scrawled flyers to promote the ...

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