Today In Hip-Hop: DJ Kool Herc DJs The “Rec Room Party”

On this day, August 20, in hip-hop history... 1973: It's the 41st anniversary of the legendary "Rec Room Party" hosted by DJ Kool Herc. It's mid-August in 1973, and a young, ambitious Clive Campbell is set to turn the tables with an all-star playlist at his sister’s back-to-school bash in the Bronx, New York. Little did anyone know that this day would go down in history as what we now know as hip-hop culture. Colliding classic funk records from James Brown with eclectic, British rock accents from Babe Ruth, Herc became the creator of a new genre and a legend overnight after gathering over ...

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