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The Hip-Hop culture is very unpredictable. At one moment, you’re just at a random show and the next you’re witnessing a freestyle so dope, people still remember the words 15 years later (Biggie and 2Pac freestyle at Madison Square Garden, anyone). The most legendary moments in hip-hop happen when you least expect it. Our friends at The Smoking Section took the time to countdown some of the most legendary moments in hip-hop. Take a look at an excerpt:

Big Pun being the first Latino to go platinum (1998)

Oft forgotten are the contributions that Latino and Latina emcees, b-boys, b-girls, DJs, and graffiti artists made in the Hip-Hop’s infant stages. Pun’s platinum album Capital Punishment was the culmination of many years of unsung innovation and sacrifices. The album’s blend of hardcore emceeing, radio friendly jams, and Pun’s outsized personality, continues to resonate well after the BX native’s unfortunate death. R.I.P. Christopher Rios.

For the rest of the countdown, head over to The Smoking Section.


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