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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

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

Best Listens Of The Month

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