Despite its influential renaissance in the early twentieth century, as well as being home to such emcees as Big L, Black Rob and Kurtis Blow the immense amount of talent coming from the stone-cold steps of the city of Harlem, New York – once a cornucopia of artistically gifted emcees, poet laureates and lyrical treasures each leaving an ingrained workboot-like print in hardcore street rap, perhaps more so than its charismatic cousin Brooklyn