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Way Back Wednesday: Kool Herc And Hip-Hop's Early Beginnings

A few years ago I had the pleasure of kicking it at the Scratch DJ Academy in Los Angeles. This was in the early stages of The 5th Element Magazine and I wanted to feature the academy for an upcoming issue. 290 more words

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Janelle Glenn of Desert Storm Radio interviews DJ KOOL HERC

Janelle Glenn got to do a one on one exclusive interview with Hip Hop legend, DJ KOOL HERC. Check it out below:


RUBBLE KINGS: NYC's gang wars

RUBBLE KINGS is an illuminating and poignant the documentary by Shan Nicholson that boldly documents NYC’s gang wars and the truce that led to the birth of b-boying and hip hop. 870 more words

Deep Stuff

The father of hip-hop

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

On DJ Kool Herc and a Seminal Moment in Hip-Hop History

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


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

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