From Doo Wop to Hip Hop: A Journey from the American Streets to the Top of the Charts

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Published on 1 Jun 2021, 13:59
Black Innovation in music often popular drives culture, and there is a a wonderful heritage that connects hip hop with the generations that came before. Dive into a brief history of the artists and the sounds that shaped American Culture in the 20th century. Listen to the official playlist here

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Written by Florence Halfon and Fay Pritchard
Produced by Fay Pritchard, Bethany Dawson, and Alicia Yaffe
Voiceover: James Maple - Find James on Instagram @terrelljamesmaple and on Twitter @jamesmapleactor

Graphics by WME

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