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  1. first time I heard Rap, 1985, Ohio State Fair visiting family. It was in the 90s, muggy, threatening a tornado, so we stopped at a pavilion. The preacher comes out and talks a little about a new music on the scene. They were singing it in church for a while, but the public didn't know it. A pretty, skinny black teen comes out all shy and nervous and starts to sing an old hymn. then she starts to rap and all those old-timers, black and white get up, walking away angry. Then they slow down, listening, and start back. by the time she finished, the crowd was dozens of people deep and shouting praise to God.

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