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March 9, 2019

#KickingtheCanon by Joe Biglin Music

Run-DMC | Run-D.M.C.

March 9, 2019

To distinguish between “old-school” hip-hop of the late 1970s and the “new school,” founded primarily by Run-DMC and LL Cool J, listen to Kurtis Blow’s 1980 cut “Hard Times.” Socially-conscious lyricism is underscored by smooth-groove funk; it’s party music, replete with a minute-long bongo solo serving as the bridge. On the other hand,…

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