3. Saw It Coming Before It Happened
In 1968 Dapper Dan wrote a piece for a newspaper called 40 Acres And A Mule in which he warned everyone about the gentrification that would be coming to Harlem sooner or later. Dan says he studied the subject at length back then and even tried to get some of his drug dealer friends to buy the property up before it could happen. Unfortunately they didn’t listen. No one listened and now 50+ years later Harlem has become, well, gentrified.