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The summer of 1988 through the summer of 1995: Hip-hop beats were just contemporary minimalism, so SP-1200’d James Brown was probably AnCo’s first exposure to 20th Century Composition. Fashion often meant bright colors clashing in kaleidoscopic bursts. De La Soul proved anyone could be hippies and punks and pop stars and sample-crazed avant-gardists all at the same time. The Geto Boys made a five minute horror movie. Early Hype Williams was Jodorowsky with a fish eye lens. It was all a dream…

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