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Hip hop rescuers


Hiphop was born in The Bronx, New York, but three Queens teenagers cured music for their childhood illnesses. Now the first four groundbreaking albums for Run-DMC are coming out in deluxe versions with bonus tracks and informative essays.


The revolution often comes from unexpected quarters. Hip hop grew up at parties and clubs in the ghetto of The Bronx in the 1970s, but it was the three unknown rappers in the Sugarhill Gang who got their first global hip-hop hit in 1979 with "Rappers' Delight". It was 14 minutes long, and Chuck D in Public Enemy has said he was surprised by where card it was. For him and most others in the environment in the 1970s, rapping was not something you could attach to the turntables and sell in the store. A rapper was a master of ceremonies who kept a party alive, and it. . .

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