My Love Letter to Hip-Hop on its 50th Anniversary

The constant question asked in the film “Brown Sugar” starring Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan was when did you fall in love with hip-hop?

As the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of hip-hop on Aug. 11, I began thinking about my love affair with hip-hop and why it means so much to me and my generation.

Because of my age, I cannot remember a time in which hip-hop did not exist on the radio.

But because of my parents’ age, I was told by them that hip-hop would not last.

My parents told my sister and I that history books would remember hip-hop as a fad and who could blame them?

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