Wednesday, August 26
Once Upon a Time in New York: The Birth of Hip Hop, Disco and Punk
"I don’t think anyone can deny that New York in the 1970’s and 80’s was the place to be. From the birth of disco, to the influx of punk music and clubs like CBGB’s (when it was still cool to be seen there), New York was the center of a culture explosion so large, even the Brit’s were trying to take a page out of it’s book. But with the good, always comes the bad. New York was facing high crime rates due to the crack and pandemic, poverty, and high crime that was sweeping the streets, especially in Harlem and the Bronx. But with those bad times, New Yorkers found a way to show their true colors and some of the best music the world had ever heard would come out of those poor slums over the course of two decades from punk groups The Ramones and Blondie to disco at Studio 54 and uptown to the Bronx for some hip hop throw downs. ..."
YouTube: Once Upon a Time in New York: The Birth of Hip Hop, Disco and Punk - Part 1/4, Part 2/4, Part 3/4, Part 4/4