06/16/2014 10:34 am ET Updated Jun 16, 2014

10 Iconic Hip-Hop Boomers

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While Generation X could arguably claim hip-hop music, this explosive genre and culture truly dates back to 1973. As part of this year’s African American Music Appreciation Month in June, AARP toasts 10 trailblazing boomers who paved the way for today’s hip-hop stars.

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