DJ Kool Herc plugged speakers into a light post on Sedgwick Ave. in The Bronx and hip hop was born.
DJ Cochise plugged his speakers in Cleveland and started the party with it.
MC Chill went to New York and planted the flag for it.
Then he brought it back to Cleveland where Ranger and Sano tagged it.
Mr Smooth taught Bango to freestyle about it.
DJ Johnny O and the Sorcerer Crew blazed the tables with it.
The Human Beat Rocker Errol Holloman was world champion for it.
WDMT Clubstyle Show was the incubator of it.
93FM The Rappers Delight Show cultivated it.
S.E.R.G.E. went to NYC and defended the land for it.
Leather and Lace inspired our sisters with it.
Doll’s Rapid Creations was where you bought it.
The Rooftop Sky Lounge on 55th was where you saw it.
The Ohio Breakers top rocked and did backspins for it.
The Cosmic Dancers popped and locked with it.
The Ill Style Rockers kept the culture in it.
WZAK made a platform for it.
Dangerous Dave and Banana told us who was hot at it.
Silver B was in the mix with it.
D.E.F. made art a business at it
MC Brains reached the dream with it.
DJ Ellery gave a heartbeat to it.
DJ Lord Jazz went underground with it.
Paycheck and his brothers went through the Struggle with it.
Bone Thugs N Harmony changed it all.
Rap, R&B, Pop music- changed it all.
Mo Thugs built a family with it.
Thug Queen brought the ladies with it.
350 went to Houston with it.
Jay Kool went to Atlanta with it.
DSU took a U-Ride with it.
The Midwest Mafia got flossy with it.
71 North brought the bounce with it.
Suave Goddi made us spitbox with it.
Cool TLC made us laugh with it.
Ray Cash brought the city back to it.
LeBron started a label for it.
Fat Al came down with it.
Ray Jr. became the Mayor of E.C. with it.
Chip Tha Ripper brought the swag to it.
Chase became a legend with it.
Kid Cudi went to the moon with it.
DJ Mick Boogie went to college with it.
The League Crew went to the crates with it.
Steph Flossed it.
DJ EV made it cool to say “I’m From Cleveland” for it.
DJ Jack Da Rippa became “World Famous” with it.
The Kickdrums produced it.
107.9 hit the airwaves with it.
Eddie Bauer put the shine to it.
Scratchmaster L let the city hear it.
DJ Chicago hit the clubs with it.
Chief Rocka Q Nice got poetic with it.
Terry Urban and Babylon put 5 on it.
Arrogant brought the vibes to it.
Latin Assassin repped the west with it.
The Ohio Hip Hop Awards recognized the grind with it.
The Mirage gave a dress code for it.
Peabody’s gave a stage to it.
The Rhythm Room brought the basement to it.
Nappyheadz gave an iron mic to it.
Then the Queens took the throne with it.
Corey Bapes got throwed with it.
Machine Gun Kelly laced up with it.
Preme DiBiasi made ‘em shake for it.
Shuicide Holla hit dem folks on it.
Pooh Gutta repped for Knowles Ave. with it.
Ezri gave it Mass Appeal.
Yonni went platinum with it.
Big Heff promoted it.
Shugabooga hosted it.
Indica Spitts with it.
K Nyce and DJ Step One bend the sound of it.
Ryan Wolfe was the one dj’n like that with it.
DJ Kristyles knew what it was with it.
Wallace never settled for it.
Andrew Lloyd gave recognition for it.
Crisis brought the hype to it.
J.Jig ran up a check with it.
Fly Tye supplied the pressure with it.
Matt lit the flame with it.
Fonz brought the battle to it.
Lil Cray went Kyrie Irving on it.
Q Money put in work with it.
Piggy became the queen of the trenches for it.
Ty Bri was bobbin’ with it.
DJ Lily Jade became the legacy of it.
YSN Flow wanted beef with it.
Ripp Flamez gave a melody to it.
Doe Boy brought Future to the Land for it.
And now he’s the future of the land with it.
The Land wouldn’t be The Land without it.
Special thanks to Kevin "MC Chill" Heard.