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Hank Shocklee: Turntable Terrorist

Mark Kemp, Option, May 1991

WHEN NEW YORK hiphop filtered down from Harlem and the Bronx into the suburbs of Long Island around the turn of the last decade, a young posse of b-boys took the inner-city hype and breathed into it a new kind of noise. It was an angry, rebellious suburban noise, not unlike the noise of the post-punk rock bands over on another coast.

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