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That Was Me First: 10 Rappers That Made Hip-Hop History


Being first doesn’t always amount to being the best. However, in most instances, it puts you in the record books all the same. Throughout the course of Hip-Hop’s existence there have been a number of acts to come along and put their stamp on the game by setting game-changing precedents yet to be established by those before them. Here are 10 MCs who chiseled their mark in Hip-Hop history at some point in their careers, by doing it, and doing it first…


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    You also add Hip-Hop’s first artist to earn Grammy are Grandmaster Melle Mel for his verse on Chaka Khan’s ‘I Feel For You’ & Grandmixer DsT for his scratches on Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit!”.  Both in 1984.



  • Nino

    Sad that a hip-hop site don’t know how to spell MC LYTE ‘ s name correctly.