Brian breaks down the jaw-dropping story of one determined journalist with his back against the wall and the outlandish piece of advice he took that helped birth an entire genre and industry.
Songs used in this episode: Perry Como – “There is No Christmas Like a Home Christmas” and Kurtis Blow – “Christmas Rappin'”
The original Billboard article considered to be first coverage of hip-hop in the mainstream:
The original Billboard article explaining the emergence of rap in NY:
Diggin in the Crates with Nile Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy70I5KbHno