• Drake's Apollo Theater Show Traced the Storied History of Harlem Hip-Hop

    10 days ago - By Hypebeast

    The legacy of the famed Apollo Theater sets a high standard for even the most accomplished artists of the streaming age. The Apollo was erected in 1913 as a “whites-only” venue before the theater was purchased by Sidney S Cohen in the 1930s. Cohen, a prominent landlord of theaters throughout New York City, decided it would be dedicated specifically to platforming Black artists and providing entertainment to Black patrons at a time when the majority of venues in the U.S. were racially segregated. Then, at the peak of New York's Jazz Age, the Harlem theater soon established itself as a...
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