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lady b talks 50 years of hip-hop on CBS philadelphia

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Born in the Bronx, Hip-Hop has became a global phenomenon over since it’s 50 year existence. Lady B’s hard fought efforts to bring Hip-Hop mainstream has a direct impact on Hip-Hop being one of the richest music genres in today’s society.

Lady B broke Hip-Hop music on the radio in Philadelphia on the AM, since then, Hip Hop accounted for 21.7% of music consumption in the United States in 2020

Lady B was interviewed by CBS about her contributions to Hip and the genre getting a nod by the Grammy’s.

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“I fought so hard for the genre, this is a genre that wasn’t accepted in the beginning.” Lady B said. “No one wanted to hear it, no one wanted to see it, they thought it was a fad, and her we are 50 years later, it’s a global phenomenon.”

She spoke on some of the early acts that came with Hip-Hop and the doors she’s opened for some Hip-Hop icons like Fresh Prince, Kool Moe D, LL Cool J and more, to become the legends they are today!

“I don’t think any of us realized that (Fresh Prince, Kool Moe D) were going to be such huge stars — We were children, writing rhymes in our mother’s kitchens, now, we’re millionaires! Well… they are” Lady B joked.

Watch the full interview below!

“A Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip Hop” airing Sunday December 10th on CBS.

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Lady B Says Hip-Hop Genre ‘Will Never Be Topped’  was originally published on classixphilly.com