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Jaz-O on Growing Up in Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, Starting to Rap at 14 (Part 1)

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In this clip, Jaz-O reminisces about his first interview with DJ Vlad back in 2009. The hip-hop legend then details what it was like to grow up in the infamous Marcy Projects of Brooklyn, New York. He discusses the hard-nosed approach that children had to have in order to survive the impact that heroin had on the people in his community and what prompted him to try his hand at rapping when he was only 14 years old.

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