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Hip Hop History

The Birth of Rap: A Look Back

Copyright deposits for “Here Comes the Judge,” by Alen, Astor, Markham, and Harvey, 1968, and “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” by Gil Scott-Heron, 1971, Music Division, Library of Congress. (Library of Congress/Heather Darnell).

Early Hip-Hop at the Library of Congress