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    Hip-Hop: The Essential American Art Form

    Hip-hop has long been a key American art form, but why has it just recently become widely accepted as such?

    Young Guru
    Co-Founder, Era of the Engineer
    Touré Touré
    Iconic Journalist & Culture Critic
    Ghostface Killah
    Rapper; Founding Member of the Wu-Tang Clan

    Since its arrival in the early 1970s, hip-hop has grown to shape much of American culture. Until recently, it hasn’t been included in conversations about fine art like other genres of music. Today, hip-hop is widely accepted as an essential art form for critiquing, influencing and reflecting on American society. Hear from some of the leading artists and producers in the genre about the future of hip-hop.

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