StayUp.News editor-in-chief Roberto E. Alejandro recently sat down for a phone conversation with Hip-Hop legend Thirstin Howl 3rd, for a wide ranging discussion that touched on Thirstin’s experience of Brownsville, Brooklyn in the 70s and 80s, and the importance of measuring one’s wealth by one’s self-worth (as opposed to the other way around). Thirstin also discussed his views on Hip-Hop as a possession and canon of the world, and NY Salsa as the original Hip-Hop.

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