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With Wu-Tang Clan and Jurassic 5 touring, why are we hooked on nineties hip hop?

John Lewis, Metro, 7 June 2013

Hip hop heads often get misty-eyed about the 'golden age' of hip hop. But when was it? The formative years of Grandmaster Flash and Sugarhill Gang? The mid-1980s braggadocio of Run DMC and LL Cool J? The late 1980s Daisy Age of De La Soul and the Native Tongues? 

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