By Alyssa Debonair
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Long before there even was a hip hop, Smokey Robinson was among the men and women bursting the door down. Before NWA could scream F the police, Smokey Robinson performed during segregation. In this regard, urban entertainment has come a long way.
The legacy of Smokey Robinson is respected within hip hop and used as an example by Nas in “We Will Survive.” Some younger fans may know him best for his TV appearances. Young adults remember him for his appearance on “The Proud Family.”
Smokey Robinson, in the flesh, stopped by “The Breakfast Club,” speaking on his Motown era. He would also discuss doing music during the segregation era. Plus, of course, Charlamagne Tha God had to find out how he got his name, as all fans want to know.
Watch the entire interview below:
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