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04-18-10

Fab 5 Freddy

Anyone who knows me knows that I love Hip Hop, especially Old Skool Hip Hop! I don’t believe it is possible to be a New Media artist without recognizing the contributions that Hip Hop artist have made to the field. Pioneers in sampling as an art form, the use of electronics/non-traditional instruments, and using technology to give a voice to communities often ignored are just a few of the contributions Hip Hop artist have made. YouTube recently asked one of the early Pioneers of Hop Hop, Fab 5 Freddy, to curate a selection of his favorite YouTube videos. Fab 5 Freddy is a interesting artist who was in the 80′s downtown NYC scene hanging out with artist of all kinds including visual artist  Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat and he helped to turn on a lot of those people to the Hip Hop Scene. He also hosted Yo! MTV Raps and helped turn the world onto a great art form! So do your self a favor and check out his curated list of YouTube videos! http://bit.ly/9iNoOq

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