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50 Years of Hip Hop: DJ Spinderella on civic love

To round out 2023, we’re commemorating the 50th anniversary of hip hop by returning to some of our favorite interviews about the genre. Next year, the National Public Housing Museum will open in Chicago, and DJ Spinderella is curating the music room. WBEZ hosted an event with the museum back in August, so we took the opportunity to sit down with DJ Spinderella and Chicago-based singer Isaiah Sharkey. In this episode, host Erin Allen talks to Sharkey and DJ Spinderella about how growing up in public housing influenced their music.

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To round out 2023, we’re commemorating the 50th anniversary of hip hop by returning to some of our favorite interviews about the genre. Next year, the National Public Housing Museum will open in Chicago, and DJ Spinderella is curating the music room. 

WBEZ hosted an event with the museum back in August, so we took the opportunity to sit down with DJ Spinderella and Chicago-based singer Isaiah Sharkey. In this episode, host Erin Allen talks to Sharkey and DJ Spinderella about how growing up in public housing influenced their music.

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