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#HipHop6Music - help pick the Ultimate Hip Hop Playlist

Will Gilgrass

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During #DaftPunk6Music in the studio next to ours, the one and only Grandmaster Flash was recording an 6 Mix which will launch Pioneers Month through May on that show – and Tom was so taken aback by this man’s presence we thought why not ask you to create the Ultimate Hip Hop Playlist.

Starting with Grandmaster Flash and working your way through the Bronx and the rest of New York in the late 1970s and 1980s across to the West Coast this is your opportunity to salute your favourite lyricists, beat makers and everyone else who has inspired or learnt from this revolutionary music.

In the Ultimate Old School Hip Hop Playlist you could go for:
• Your favourite rappers from Public Enemy to Run DMC, De La Soul or Nas
• Stuff from those behind the beats like Afrika Bambaataa and DJ Premier
• Contemporary artists like Kendrick Lamar, A-Trak, Jay-Z or Kanye West
• How about other genres and artists with a strong social message – the Sex Pistols through to Plan B
• Or the roots of hip-hop – great poets like Gil Scott-Heron, disco and reggae

You choose the music so let us know what you want us to play by commenting on Facebook or here on the blog, Tweet #HipHop6Music email us at or add a track onto our collaborative Spotify playlist.

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