Hip-Hop Pioneers

Hip-Hop Pioneers

Long before there was N.W.A., Jay Z, and Drake, there were the O-Gs of hip hop who pioneered the rhymes and beats that became the bedrock of inspiration for today's hottest artists. From the deft DJ-ing of Grandmaster Flash, the first gangsta record from Schoolly D, the masterful engineering of Rick Rubin, and the influential promoter Mr. Magic — the collective talent and efforts by these creatives would bring hip hop to the forefront of the music industry.