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1. August 11th DJ Kool Herc “Invents” hip hop; what is the location that is now considered the “birthplace”?
2. Kurtis Blow became the first rapper signed to a major label; what was the name of his debut single released on Dec. 7th 1979?
3. Who were the first two crews to battle rap in Harlem on July 4th 1981?
4. Who won the above referenced battle?
5. What Year did Run DMC release their debut single “It’s Like That”?
6. Back in 1985 one rapper from Philly is said to have been the first gangster rap artist; what is his name?
7. What is the title of Heavy D & The Boyz’s sophomore album released on June 13th 1989?
8. Freddie Foxxx released his debut album in 1989; what other name does Foxxx go by?
9. What label was A Tribe Called Quest signed to when they released “Bonita Applebum”?
10. Who released the album “OG Original Gangster”?
11. Ice Cube released the single “Check Yo Self” who was the featured artist/group on that track?
12. Along with ATCQ themselves; who else is credited for producing their third album “Midnight Marauders”?
13. What song was Wu-Tang’s hit single?
14. Shyheim is a Wu-Tang Affiliate; which Wu member is his cousin?
15. Since their debut Outkast has always had a unique sound which is said to be one of the influencers?
16. Who produced Jeru The Damaja’s debut album “The Sun Rises in the East”?
17. Besides the samples we hear on the intro of Ready To Die;who is the only guest performer on the album?
18. Diamond D/ Jim Nice/K-Cut/Lyvio G and Rod Kirkpatrick produced which Fu Schnickens album in 1994?
19. The tracks “Take You There” “I Got a Love” and “Searching” are tracks off of which Pete Rock & CL Smooth album?
20. “Legal Drug Money” is the debut album of which hip hop group released in 1995?

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