In the 80s, the booming magic and lyrical swooning of hip-hop dug its way into the soul of millions nationwide — including many young adults around Wausau. Hip-hop music and culture has shaped our lives for more than 30 years, so we are devoting a series of podcasts to those people, places, and emotions by which we were influenced. This is the first. In forthcoming episodes, we will hear from some of our listeners as to their love for the music. Maybe we will even give away some mixtapes! Maybe. Until then, enjoy this first in a series of what hip-hop has meant to us and how it has influenced culture in Wausau.