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Grandmaster Flash: Dogstar, Brixton, London

Stephen Dalton, Times, The, 29 January 2013

IT FEELS oddly incongruous to witness one of the legendary founding fathers of a billion-dollar musical genre playing to 300 people in a modest pub-style venue, but hip-hop has not yet learned to exploit its own nostalgic roots with the same remorseless efficiency as the rock industry.

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