THE O.G. STATUS OF DOOLEY-O by Jahmane. Long before the current love/hate relationship most people have with “rap” music, the seeds of hip-hop culture were planted and nurtured by elements of folk, blues, jazz, rock, funk, and any other auditory stimuli that fell into the hip-hop stew. Debates still rage on about who, what, when and where it started, but its birthplace is universally recognized as The Bronx, New York. There, a pantheon of Hip-Hop deities with names like Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Herc, and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five conjured up mind, body, and soul soothing musical antidotes for the life threatening ills of a decaying 1970s New York. A veteran of this original world of hip hop, Dooley-O is a modern-day Renaissance man whose contributions not only span decades but also embody the definition of the hip hop culture. He was on the front lines, and he helped usher in a new era of urban expression.