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Hip Hop UK

“From The Prodigy to Drum & Bass, it’s all come from British hip hop: Massive Attack, Tricky, Soul II Soul – it all came from people who were into hip hop” – Nick “The Head” Hallam of The Stereo MCs”

The history of UK hip hop- very good article via Dazed digital


The untold story of hip hop in the UK

In late 1990, a rap record called “Elevate Your Mind” was slowly but steadily making its way up the US charts. What was remarkable about it was not that the rapper was white – even back then – but that the rapper, along with the rest of his group, was British – a first.