Kanye West and Jay-Z perform onstage at The Cosmopolitan Grand Opening and New Year's Eve Celebration on December 31, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kevin Mazur/Getty hide caption

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A Tribe Called Quest in the early days. From left to right, Jarobi White, Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Phife Dawg. Ernie Paniccioli/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Blitz The Ambassador — born in Ghana, resident in Brooklyn. His new album is called Native Son. Jahse/Courtesy of Rock, Paper, Scissors hide caption

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From Ghana To Brooklyn: Learning From Hip-Hop

Rapper and teacher Blitz The Ambassador uses music to fit his two homes, and his two jobs, together.

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Bruce Springsteen, the NPR audience favorite, plays in front of the flag, circa 1984. SGranitz/WireImage hide caption

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The Songs That Make You Proud Of Your Country

You told us the songs that make you proud to be from wherever you're from, be it the U.S., Argentina or Brooklyn.

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, also known as Will Smith, in the "Parents Just Don't Understand" era. In this photo, he's about the age his eldest son is now. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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