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With hip-hop music rapidly taking over mainstream outlets such billboard music charts, and now is the go-to genre of choice; hip hop’s artists, influences, and culture have embedded themselves into the very fabric of everything mainstream and cool. But, with the rise of Afro-Caribbean beats, dialect, and artist, it is safe to say that even though this element was not always given their rightful shine, they were definitely influencing hip-hop music in the dark.

Complex Hustle has produced a documentary called Hip-Hop DNA: Breaking Down Caribbean’s Impact on the Culture. The documentary looks at the five decades worth of influence that Caribbean music has given to hip hop with commentary from some of hip-hop’s finest such as Doug E. Fresh, French Montana, Zuri Marley, Kranium and much more.

Check out the 25-minute interview below:


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