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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 Kool Moe Dee from the forming of The Treacherous Three, their invention of the “double-time flow,” and the groups disbanding, to Kool Moe Dee embarking on a solo career and his rivalry with LL Cool J. Find out how Kool Moe Dee made hip hop history; plus, hear which incredible artists his recommendations put on.

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