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Rockefeller CenterNew York, NY • May 25, 2011

Did you know that the first rap act seen on national television performed here in 1981? 'The Funky 4 + 1 More' performed on Saturday Night Live with musical guest Blondie. Read more

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NBCUniversalNew York, NY • May 25, 2011

After staying constantly on the road, Questlove, Black Thought & the rest of the legendary Roots crew made "Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon" their home as the show's in house band in 2009. Read more

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New York UniversityNew York, NY • May 24, 2011

Future mogul, Russel Simmons & aspiring producer, Rick Rubin agreed to join forces & launch Def Jam Recordings from Rubin's NYU dorm. Their 1st act? A 16 year old from Queens named LL Cool J.

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Okeh RecordsNew York, NY • May 25, 2011

Mamie Smith recorded "Crazy Blues" on Okeh Records in 1920. Written by African-American songwriter Perry Bradford, Smith's rendition is the 1st recording of vocal blues by an African American artist . Read more

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Original Site of "The Loft"New York, NY • May 31, 2011

David Mancuso's invite-only parties brought an air of sophistication to the New York CIty party scene and were considered the start of the disco era. The Loft is where his first private party was held

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