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Hip-hop was born in an apartment building on Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, New York, on Aug. 11, 1973, and in the last five decades, the culture has had a huge impact on the world around us. HuffPost celebrates the 50th anniversary of hip-hop with interviews, features, critical analysis and more content.


There’s a bittersweetness in celebrating 50 years of hip-hop when many artists don’t even make it to 50.
The Atlanta rapper took his fans on a spiritual journey on his album “Michael” and crafted his summer tour like a revival at a Southern church.
With his So So Def label celebrating 30 years, the dancer-rapper-music producer has had a massive impact on hip-hop culture.
The iconic rapper reflects on being the first female emcee to release a solo album and teases a new podcast.
The Issa Rae-created show steps into its glow-up season, but its characters find that new levels mean new devils.
Rappers like Megan Thee Stallion, Trina and Lil Kim center and empower Black women in a world that mistakes us for side characters.