David Bowie: An unlikely hip-hop icon

January 11, 2016 6:55 PM

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David Bowie was an unapologetic, ferociously independent artist who inspired outsiders everywhere. So perhaps it's not surprising that amid all his incalculable influences on music, he's also something of an icon in hip-hop.

"What a honor, what a soul. David Bowie, Spirit of Gold. RIP.," wrote Kendrick Lamar, whose range of vocal techniques and character performance in song recall's Bowie's shape-shifting personas. "Hoping 2 meet u after we heard the news. At Brock's house watchin your Doc's & interviews. But no lens co...

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