ONE OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS of hip-hop was a party-throwing older brother on this date in 1973.
At a back-to-school jam for his younger sister, Cindy, eighteen-year-old 123 more words
Journalist Jeff Chang’s 2005 book Can’t Stop Won’t Stop offers a history of hip-hop culture, and he’s particularly good at capturing the 1970s Bronx neighborhood party scene that helped start it all, with a young Jamaican-born DJ named Clive Campbell—who moved to the Bronx with his family as a child and soon started hosting parties as DJ Kool Herc. 363 more words
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
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