Tommy Boy Music's 20th Anniversary

Tommy Boy Music's 20th Anniversary
Started in 1981 by current chairman Tom Silverman, Tommy Boy has made an undeniable impact on the history of popular music by being one of the first labels to recognize the power of rap and dance music. New York in the seventies and eighties was a melting pot of rhythms that included dance music, hip hop, pop, salsa, soul, and reggae. Tommy Boy was one of the first labels to release dance and hip hop music that managed to be both revolutionary and incredibly successful. From Afrika Bambaata to De La Soul the reissue series encompasses some of the artistic highlights of the burgeoning rap and dance genres.
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