Toppa Top 10: Caribbean Hip-Hop Pioneers

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September 20, 2011

Words by Jesse Serwer

If you’re familiar with the story of how hip-hop came to be, you’ve surely come across the detail that the man responsible for starting the whole thing in motion, Clive “DJ Kool Herc” Campbell, was born in Jamaica. Lesser known is that an overwhelming number of hip-hop’s earliest and most influential practitioners came from across the Caribbean, from PR to Barbados. Here’s a look at some of the most important ones.