This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History
 


This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History


July 4th – The Fantastic Five beat The Cold Crush Brothers in the first hip-hop MC battle at The Harlem World Disco in New York City, on this day in 1981.

The prize was $1000 cash.

A staged battle between the two legendary early school NYC crews can be seen in the 1983 First Run Features film “Wild Style.”