In the five decades since DJ Kool Herc willed hip-hop into existence back in 1973, with a neighborhood dance party on Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, giving back to the community has been one of the things that has remained intact as a primary focus of the culture. Doing good for the hood is something that is engrained within hip-hop’s fabric. A highly regarded form of this recognition is when rappers are presented with a key to the city.
While most rappers and hip-hop figureheads are rarely in it for the clout, the centuries-long tradition not only signifies that the recipient of a key to the city has provided a great
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