Back on October 12, the BBC and others decided that it was Hip Hopâ€™s 30th anniversary. Itâ€™s a bit of an arbitrary day, Iâ€™d say, but at least itâ€™s drawing attention to a neglected art form.
If you follow this link, the BBC has a pretty interesting short video with a guy who was present on the day hip hop was â€˜bornâ€™. An amateur photographer, he captured some of the most iconic photographs of the movement Iâ€™ve ever seen. Joe Conzo has put his work up online as well so you can see some of these amazing images and wax a little nostalgic.
So, hip hop, happy belated birthday. Youâ€™re a spry young person, and have many years ahead of you. I still maintain that rumours of your death are greatly exaggerated.