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    Default September-October Challenge: Roots of Hip Hop

    My New York map will showcase the birth of an art form - rap. Now I'm not stereotyping, but I have a feeling most of you in the forum do not like rap. I'm an avid music lover - not so much rap anymore, but man did I use to be. In 1984, I was a ten year old white kid in the suburbs, with my fat laces and boom box - I was b-boy fresh. My first 2 cassette tapes that I bought and cherished were New Edition and Fat Boys. Ha.

    New York is where rap was born. I want to have an urban vibe to the map, sort of african feel - and cartoony in a sense. I'm just getting started on this - but hope to have a winner when I'm done.

    * This map is reduced just for a quick reference.
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    I was 14 in 84 and I remember that it took me a long time to learn how to windmill. At this time roller skating was still the main thing here so our crew would bust out the moves in the center of the rink and battle crews from other schools. I haven't been into rap since Bone Thugs n Harmony back in like 93. Love your idea and it's be really cool to see this as sort of a birthmap of the famous NY rappers. I was thinking about doing punk rock clubs but there's only one that ever really mattered...CBGBs, so that'd be a quick map
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    Great and unique idea. It never would have occurred to me...but then I'm not a rap fan at all. It's not the music form just most of the content. I have appreciated the occasional Eminem song and Walk This Way was awesome (besides, it brought back Aerosmith).
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    That's a great idea!! maybe it can be a series..I'll handle the San Fransisco Thrash scene...
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    I like it...only it looks like mine. LOL - only because we are both doing NY
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    Neat idea...even if I'm not much of a rap music fan.
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    sounds like a great idea... and I love the occasional hip-hop song ... done my share of electric boogie too ... those were the days ...

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    This is a pretty awesome idea. I'm extremely jealous that I didn't think of it!

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    I'm struggling with this - but loving it at the same time. I've changed the perspective of the layout. And am working with style now. But I've honestly been thinking about this one in my sleep.

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    That's a pretty neat style you've got going. I like the little border and the water markers.
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