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#HipHopForever Is More Than a Hashtag to Me

40 years in, Gen X grapples with how hip-hop has changed — and where it goes from here

“Hip-hop started out in the park.”

Amidst the distant harbor lights, a new narrative arose to explain an emerging culture in 1970s New York City. Cyphers on corners, beat-boxers at bus stops, and break-dancers on…