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Melle Mel

“There were lines 15 years ago people wouldn’t cross because they were too violent. The original culture of hip hop is breakdancing, DJ-ing, emceeing and graffiti but what gangsta rappers did was add drug dealing and violence into that culture. So people wanting to get into hip hop they feel they need to be a violent person to do it and that has nothing to do with hip hop.”