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M.C. El Bee: Not Changing That for Anyone

Recording Artist and Author, "A Gangsta'z Tale Hip-Hop in Da '70s: Invisible Legends of Hip-Hop"

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Author Larry Boatright, also known as M.C. El Bee in the hip-hop community, talks about the birth and propagation of hip-hop in the 1970s and 1980s in his biography "A Gangsta'z Tale Hip-Hop in Da '70s: Invisible Legends of Hip-Hop".


Hi, I'm the legendary M.C. El Bee, one of the first break dancers in the history of Hip-Hop. One of the first street emcees in the history of Hip-Hop. Also, one of the pioneers of Hip-Hop, and also the acclaimed author of the book A Gangsta'z Tale Hip-Hop In Da '70s, and I'm going to speak on a topic regarding my personal persona. Where I'm from in the Bronx in the 1970s, you know my persona would seem to be something like what they would call Hood, and my wife is a more refined individual than I am, and she tries to teach me to be a little more refined, but you know the struggle is that I believe in being who I am, I believe in not changing that for anyone. I believe that in order for the information in which I have obtained over the years, and the experience that I've obtained over the years, in which I use today constructively in order to change the lives of those that might find themselves in the situations in which I were raised under, so I think that trying to be a little bit of myself is very sufficient, and I want to thank my lovely wife of 25 years for all that she tries to install in me, and I love you, hun, love you very much.

Last Updated: October 5, 2021

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