With the new year upon us, I decided to bring you This Week in Hip Hop History: a historical look back important events in Hip Hop and R&B. We're doing it for the culture in 2018!

January 1st

1958 Grandmaser Flash (Joseph Saddler) was born in Barbados

Grandmaster Flash
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1966 Crazy Legs (Richard Colón) of the Rock Steady Crew was born in The Bronx, NY

First Latin Hip-Hop Summit
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2006 Flavor of Love Reality Show Premieres on VH1

VH1 - Big in '04- Arrivals
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January 2nd

1993 Bryson Tiller was born in Louisville, Kentucky

vitaminwater And The Fader Unite To "HYDRATE THE HUSTLE" For Fifth Anniversary Of #uncapped Concert Series
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January 3rd

1990 Panamanian Military Leader and Drug Trafficker Manuel Noriega surrenders to U.S. Authorities

January 5th

1975 The Wiz premieres on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre

MCA/Motown Records
MCA/Motown Records

1980 Rappers Delight by The Sugarhill Gang becomes the First Hip Hop song to become a Top 40 Hit

VH1 Hip Hop Honors - Show
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January 6th

1981 Mike Jones (who?) was born in Houston, Tx

BET Awards 05 - Show
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