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The birth of hip-hop in NYC

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Rapper's Delight, by the Sugarhill Gang, became the first hit rap song 30 years ago after it entered the US Billboard charts in October 1979.

Here, photographer and paramedic Joe Conzo - who took pictures of the early hip-hop scene in the Bronx - takes us on a tour of the New York borough, recalling the early days and explaining how the area has changed.

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