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The History of Hip-Hop

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Ahmir Thompson, AKA Questlove.

September 2, 2005 Questlove is the drummer for the Grammy-winning hip-hop group The Roots.

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Queen Latifah.

September 1, 2005 Queen Latifa talks about her work in film, theater and music with Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

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Will Smith.

September 1, 2005 Grammy-winning rapper and actor Will Smith has had success in music, movies and television.

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De La Soul.

September 1, 2005 Formed in 1985, three-man jazz-rap group De La Soul has been dubbed "the hippies of hip-hop."

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Ice-T.

August 31, 2005 Ice-T is one of the original gangster rappers.

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Ice Cube.

August 31, 2005 Known today equally as a musician and actor, Ice Cube first gained notoriety with N.W.A.

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Chuck D.

August 30, 2005 Chuck D started Public Enemy, the rap group that created explosive, politically conscious rap.

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LL Cool J.

August 30, 2005 Born James Todd Smith, LL Cool J was Def Jam Records' first recording artist at age 15.

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Darryl McDaniels, aka "D.M.C."

August 30, 2005 Darryl McDaniels is the "D.M.C" of the seminal rap group Run-D.M.C.

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Russell Simmons.

August 30, 2005 Called the "godfather of hip-hop," Russell Simmons has brought rap to the mainstream.

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