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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

Hip Hop

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:

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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

Longreads

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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