BLACK STEEL IN FLYOVER COUNTRY

“Armageddon, Been in Effect. Go get a late pass. Step.” My local newspaper once highlighted a local hair band, quoting the lead singer snottily saying, “Rap has never been popular in Dubuque.” While The Summer of 1988 was a seminal point in the history of Hip Hop, a time when old school rap stars—at that point, the rap artists of only …