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One of my favorite people, Late-night talk show host Arsenio Hall recently spoke with VladTV about his early career as a television host granting interviews to rappers. Explaining his early stake in Hip Hop, Hall said Don Cornelius and Oprah “didn’t like Hip Hop” and that “that was the best thing that ever happened to me.”

“Basically, Hip Hop saved my life,” he said. “Hip Hop gave me a career. Sure there’s Bill Clinton and sure there’s all the actors and actresses that came along, but being able to put Will Smith on…and all those things. That brought a culture—and when I say culture I don’t mean Black, I mean the Hip Hop culture—it brought this whole new culture. Don’t forget, I had kids who had pants on backwards. They weren’t even sagging, they were on backwards…I was bringing this into the living rooms of people who could safely watch it and get to understand it. That’s really why it worked.”

WOW! Read more here: http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.29611/title.arsenio-hall-says-hip-hop-saved-my-life-details-early-will-smith-ll-cool-j-interviews-

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