July 10, 2018

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Loaded Lux's Letter to Hip-Hop

Best known for rap battling and spitting ruthless bars all over NYC's underground scene, Loaded Lux delivered an epic freestyle in celebration of Hip-Hop at 45.

Shifting his lyrics from mixing in the dark at parks to emceeing, the Harlem native breaks down all the aspects of hip-hop's origins. Watch and listen as Lux expresses his love for the genre: "Levels to the art/ Treasure in the start/ This one's for the love/ Only way to get ahead is in your heart/ It's like a drug for that medicine in your melanin/ When the record spin Melle Mel left me a message." 

Lux throws it back to the essence of hip-hop giving a special shout out to Melle Mel, Kool Herc, Public Enemy, Rakim and KRS-One. "Jamming with the breakers/Gambling with shakers," he raps while doing a little breakdance. 

(Beat by @rudyrhythmz)

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