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When the Beat was Born by Laban Carrick Hill

Hill, Laban Carrick. When the Beat was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop. Illus. Theodore Taylor III. New York: Roaring Book, 2013. 161 more words

Annotating Is A Good Habit

The History of Hip-Hop: Part I

The classic block party: a time when the whole neighborhood comes together to turn up. It was in this atmosphere that Hip Hop was born. 351 more words

The Co-Founder

Dj Kool Herc..This man needs no introduction and if you don’t know who Kool Herc is then you should leave Hip hop alone or study your history. 7 more words

Hip Hop

In Steady Rotation Gets Live

The last few months have been a whirlwind of extensive traveling, workshops and networking, and other spontaneous adventures.  In the interest of continuing to answer all prospective experiential inquiries in the affirmative, I ended up seeing some pretty dope hip-hop performances from February through May.   1,940 more words

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Hip-Hop Pioneer DJ Kool Herc Lists Chris Brown As One Of His Top 5 Emcees

Per usual, Combat Jack and Premium Pete are doing the Lord’s work over at The Combat Jack Show. Kool Herc, the founder of Hip-Hop, and the whole reason we are all gathered in the hazy halls of The Smoking Section, was the latest in an ever growing list of luminaries to sit with Combat and Pete in the Engine Room Audio studios. 213 more words


The History of Hip Hop: The Birth

While the exact moment “hip hop” became an official genre of music can be debated until Tupac’s murder is solved, there is a widely-held legend that traces the birth back to a party on August 11, 1973 at Sedgwick Ave and Cedar Park in the Bronx, New York. 493 more words

The History Of Hip Hop

You are what you listen to: Why today's music is in need of a detox

The evolution of hip hop has come a long way since its origins with DJ Kool Herc in New York. The world has witnessed an uprising movement of this particular culture and style of music touching and influencing the lives of people cross-globally. 593 more words