Had the great honor of speaking with MC Sha-Rock, the first female emcee in hip-hop culture and original member of the Funky Four last week for Hip Hop Forum digital magazine.
In this interview she takes us back to what it was like being there at the birth of hip-hop, being part of the first ever performance by a hip-hop group on Saturday Night Live, how she developed her distinctive style - so beloved by DMC of Run DMC and her role at the new Universal Hip Hop Museum being set up in the Bronx.
Thank you so much MC Sha-Rock for everything you have done and continue to do to keep hip-hop culture alive. Read the interview here. And have a look at this rare video from 1980 featuring Sha-Rock, with the Funky Four ...
Nothing better; this is a glorious performance - at once innocent and wry, ironic, highly skilled (everything, almost that I love about hip-hop).