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This Video Packs "40 Years of Hip Hop" Into Four Minutes

This new mashup by The Hood Internet highlights the 40 year history of hip hop.

Yesterday the City of New York, the office of The Bronx Borough President and HOT 97 kicked off the inaugural Global Hip Hop Day, with an insightful panel discussion with industry leaders. The event commemorated a genre that has traveled far and wide to influence artists on the African continent and beyond.


A new video from The Hood Internet highlights just how far the movement has come. "Forty Years of Hip Hop" offers a swift mashup of some of the most memorable moments in the genre's history—in just under four minutes.

With more and more African artists breaking waves in hip hop, it'll be interesting to see  what the next 40 years will look like.

Watch the incredible retrospective below and stay tuned for more coverage on the first-ever Global Hip Hop Day.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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