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The birth of hip-hop in NYC


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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