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Billboard Explains: The Origins of Hip-Hop

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Did you know 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of hip-hop? The genre has lived through many different iterations from acts like Grandmaster Flash to LL Cool J to Tupac and Drake. It has become the number-one genre in the world with nearly 250 No.1 albums on the Billboard 200 and over 100 No.1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. So how did hip-hop begin? Who were the key players? What is the future of Hip-Hop? This is Billboard Explains: The Origins of Hip-Hop.

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Stax Records Icon Al Bell and More Reflect on 50th Anniversary of ‘Wattstax’ 

Paying tribute to 1972’s momentous Wattstax Benefit Concert and Black History Month, Stax Records and Craft Recordings are issuing a series of releases today (2/24). Leading the rollout are three new releases, starting with the 12-CD box set, Soul’d Out: The Complete Wattstax Collection. In addition to featuring the complete 1972 concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the collection includes 31 previously unreleased tracks. It’s all accompanied by a 76-page […]

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