Empire Down: The Lost Years of New York Hip Hop

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New York City is a city that is romanticized like no other in America, and I would say the world as a whole. Some European cities like Paris and Madrid are talked about more organically, but I would say that the way artists speak of New York is on a different level. One of my favorite shows is How I Met Your Mother, and one of the episodes sticks out to me on this topic. In the episode, the main character…