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

On this day, Aug. 11, in hip-hop history... 1973: DJ Kool Herc hosted the first "Rec Room Party" in the Bronx, NY on Aug. 11, 1973. 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 ...

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