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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 today’s hottest artists and how they worked to make a name for themselves.

Click on the audio player above to hear about Marley Marl‘s come up, from the first hip-hop radio station, to the founding of the Juice Crew, and to his work with the likes of LL Cool J and Monie Love. Find out how Marley Marl made hip hop history!