Rudy Ray Moore AKA Dolemite Early Rap Pioneer

Many people say that hip-hop was birthed by DJ Kool Herc on a 1973 summer evening in the Bronx. Others point to the release of the 1979 Sugarhill Gang song “Rapper’s Delight” as the moment when the genre was catapulted into the national consciousness. But several years before either of those moments, Rudy Ray Moore…