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Watch: MoPOP's Hip-Hop History Month Conversation With MC Sha-Rock

In celebration of Hip-Hop History Month, we featured a conversation with the legendary MC Sha-Rock, hosted by MoPOP's very own hip-hop scholar and Digital Collections Archivist Adeerya Johnson. Check out the engaging conversation with the "Mother of the Mic" as she relives some of her early years on the hip-hop scene and comments on hip-hop objects and artifacts from MoPOP's Permanent Collection.

About MC Sha-Rock

MC Sha-Rock began her career as a breakdancer (or b-girl) but made her name as a skilled MC and battle veteran. A member of the Funky 4 + 1, she is the first female MC to receive a record contract and is often referred to as the Mother of the Mic. The Funky 4 + 1’s 1980 hit “That’s the Joint” was named the greatest hip-hop song of all time by Rolling Stone.

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