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Sometimes, it's good to look back in order to look forward. A page on the Toledo web site holds hundreds of old school hip-hop flyers demonstrating an age of do-it-yourself...

Sometimes, it’s good to look back in order to look forward. A page on the Toledo web site holds hundreds of old school hip-hop flyers demonstrating an age of do-it-yourself raw energy where everyone couldn’t wait for the the music and the party at the end of the week. 

It’s a glimpse of an era where young people built lifestyles around tribal sub-cultures built around types of music.  An era no more.

Influx commented recently:

"We are now at a time when genres are being busted apart; peer-to-peer sharing, MP3 players, iTunes and Napster have all contributed to encourage more diversity across musical tastes and styles. Many kids have hard drives of over 10,000 tracks, in old money, that’s about 750 albums, in the days of vinyl; there were few 14-year-old kids with a collection that large. With that much music, how do they define themselves?"

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