NYC - The Official Guide

Hip-Hop in NYC

New York City is the birthplace of hip-hop. Fifty years on, the artistic movement now spans the globe. Read on for stories and events celebrating hip-hop—and its 50th anniversary—in NYC.

Hip-Hop Started in the Bronx

The South Bronx is famous for being the birthplace of hip-hop and graffiti, but there's also an abundance of heartfelt new offerings in the area spearheded by locals. South Bronx native, celebrated DJ and owner of Sankofa Haus, Michael "DJ Spynfo" Eagen, shows us around the neighborhood of Mott Haven. As Eagen invites us along to explore, he connects with friends to reflect on the neighborhood's progression from the 1970s to now. Watch to learn more.

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