Earliest acknowledgment of hip hopMay 19, 2009
Back in 1981 20/20 did a story on this brand new phenomenon called “rap”. While the rest of my high school was listening to the J. Geils Band‘ Love Stinks album, I was listening to urban radio from Detroit and Flint.
This is pre-Run DMC people! I saw this when it first aired and have been seriously looking for it with no luck since youtube hit the scene.
Notice the lack of negativity except for the disdain for loud boomboxes.
Amazing. Thanks DJ Day.