Today In Hip-Hop: Hurricane Katrina Hits New Orleans

On this day, August 29, in hip-hop history... 2005: Monday, August 29, 2005 is a day that is forever present in the memories of the people of New Orleans, La. On the day Hurricane Katrina landed and the levees broke one of hip-hop's most vibrant cities endured one of the biggest disasters America has ever seen. Nearly 80 percent of New Orleans and its surrounding area was submerged under water as the levee system failed under the pressure of the storm. With an estimated 1,800 people dead as a result of the hurricane and subsequent floods, Katrina is counted as the deadliest ...

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