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Leon Morris, Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Happy Birthday, Hip-Hop

Pinpointing the actual birthday of a musical genre can be an inexact science. Did rock n' roll really begin with Elvis' swinging hips or before that in nondescript blues-oriented jam sessions in the South? Where did the blues itself start? One of the reasons hip-hop is unique is that we basically agree on an exact moment of origin.

While it is sometimes contested, August 11 is widely

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