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FROM THE BLOG

THE HIP-HOP SONGS THAT INSPIRE ALEX ALPHARAOH


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The voice of Alpharaoh, as he’s known artistically, makes meaning of the experience through hip-hop lyricism. “I’m an MC first and then I’m everything else,” he says. “The storytelling aspect of what I’m able to do now really came from hip-hop music.” – WBUR’s profile on Alex Alpharaoh

After reading WBUR’s in-depth profile, we asked WET‘s Alex Alpharaoh to name the hip-hop songs that inspired him most. Hit play to listen and read Alex’s commentary below:

– Rapper’s Delight, Sugar Hill Gang: “The first commercial hip-hop song released in 1979. My dad knew it by heart. It influenced me to learn it too so I could sing along with dad. It was a seed that grew and fostered as the years progressed.”

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