How NYC’s Late ‘70s Culture Changed Music | For The Record

Hip-hop dominates popular music today, but it wouldn’t exist without the late 1970s and early 1980s environment in New York City that gave birth to the genre. On the latest episode of ‘For the Record,’ Genius’ Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman is joined by hip-hop pioneer D.M.C. of the seminal rap group Run-D.M.C., ‘New York Magazine’’s music critic Craig Jenkins, and Anwan Glover, who plays Leon on HBO’s ‘The Deuce.’ During their discussion, the panel addressed how the socio-economic climate of the time period influenced the music that was being created at the time, just like it’s captured on ‘The Deuce.’

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