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In the latest episode of on the Real, New York’s RM Dest (a.k.a. The Mayor) breaks down the early evolution of Hip-Hop culture, as the DJ diminished in importance and the emcee became more of the focal point. Dest also tackles his approach to emceeing, and the importance of understanding your history.

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