A CELEBRATION OF
Arguably one of the most mainstream music styles today, rap was in fact born centuries ago in West Africa with historians or 'griots' who used to tell stories of the past over the beat of a drum. But it wasn't until the 1970s in New York that rapping as we know it was born and began to flourish.
Snoop prides himself on being both a rap legend and pillar of pop culture. Born Calvin Broadus Jr. (1971), he hails from Long Beach, California. Alongside artists Warren G and Nate Dogg, he was a member of the hip hop group 213 but made waves with the theme song for the 1992 film, Deep Cover, with Dr. Dre. His 1993 debut Doggystyle introduced the world to his smooth and hypnotising cadence as well as his devotion to combining rap and funk music.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Candace McDuffie is a respected cultural critic and music journalist who focuses on the intersection of race, gender and entertainment. Her written work has been featured on digital platforms such as: Rolling Stone, MTV, Forbes, SPIN, Grammy.com, PAPER, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Vibe, Tidal, Marie Claire, NBC NEWS and Boston Magazine. Candace has appeared as a commentator on BBC World Service: World Business Report and Indie617 Radio Show. As a public speaker, she has given talks and moderated panels at an array of conferences, schools and cultural events including: Black Communities Conference, Boston Book Festival, Writer's Digest Annual Conference and The Muse and The Marketplace.
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50 Rappers Who Changed the World Celebrates Hip-Hop’s Rich History: Review
Nik chats with author Candace McDuffie about her new book "50 Rappers Who Changed the World"
Host of The Bronx Buzz, Gary Axelbank, is joined by Candace McDuffie