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Often, when our favorite artists get popular, their come-up gets obscured behind their explosion onto the scene. But the truth is, your favorite artist was hustling long before their “overnight success.” In The Ed Lover Show‘s “Behind The Hip Hop” segment, you get a close look into the hustle of hip hop’s hottest artists and how they worked to make a name for themselves.

Click on the audio player above to hear about Public Enemy‘s come up, from their forming on Long Island in 1982, to how they became known for their social commentary and conscious lyricism. Find out how Public Enemy made hip hop history; plus, hear which incredible artists his recommendations put on.

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