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        The Bronx in the 1970s | Soundbreaking

        Hip Hop's roots in the Bronx can also be traced to Jamaica and other Caribbean islands. In Jamaica, DJs would play reggae “grooves,” or samples, and rap over them. As musicians immigrated from the Caribbean to the Bronx in the 1970s, so did these musical traditions, thus planting the seeds for the emergence of Hip Hop.

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