THE BRONX: BRONX RIVER - HIP-HOP WALK: Walk to the beat, listen to the rhythm, feel the heat of music vibrating through the soles of your feet. Learn the vibe, learn to rhyme, appreciate your time in ’da hood. MC your way past Afrika Bambaataa’s aura, rappin’ out hot joints, old-school joints, when rap was not yet hip-hop and people fought battles with words, to the beat of gunshots heard. A deconstructed neighborhood, a reinvention as the birthplace of the most influential music today. Revisit secret block parties and scratch contests, and if you dare turn your back to the Bronx, feast on the sweeping view at the river’s edge and you will make it out alive.