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This MTV "Rapomentary" From 1991 Is A Wonderful Throwback


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Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy and more star in this early Hip-Hop documentary

Back in the ’90s, MTV was the best way to get informed about music. Rap and hip-hop were transforming from underground phenomenons into a huge industry, and slowly but steadily entering the mainstream. Check out the above documentary to travel back to a time when track creation was a skilled craft.

For more old-school goodness, check out a documentary from 1983 about electronic music here or watch a sound technician attempt to explain “sampling” to a less-than-knowledgable ’80s audience here. For more MTV nostalgia, click here to check out every episode of120 Minutes.