Video flashback: Watch Rap City, the 1988 documentary about Philly's rising hop-hop scene - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Schoolly D (right) and DJ Code Money (left)

In 1988 video producers/directors Glenn Holsten and Lisa Marie Russo produced a documentary about the emerging Philadelphia rap scene for WHYY television called Rap City. The documentary featured some incredible interviews with Schoolly-D (and his mom), Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, Ruffhouse Records founder Chris Schwartz, hip-hop radio pioneer Lady B and Yvette Money and excellently captured the energy of Philly’s mid to late 80’s hip-hop scene. You can watch all three parts of the documentary below.

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