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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...

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DJ Kool Herc, Marley Marl And Others Join Forces For A Month Long Event In Queens

Hip-hop pioneers DJ Kool Herc, Marley Marl and The Zulu Nation along with others are banning together for a month-long event called the 31 Days of Non Stop Hip-Hop...

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‘Good Day New York’ Celebrates The 40 Years Of Hip-Hop

Good Day New York commemorated the 40 years of hip-hop on Thursday morning with host  Lisa Evers. The newscast started with a look at the history of the culture, which not only includes rapping and DJing, but also break dancing and graffiti art...

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The Ten Most Important Songs Of Hip-Hop’s First Decade

On August 11, 2013, hip-hop music celebrated the 40th anniversary of the day Kool Herc dragged his turntables and records to a Bronx recreation area and spun discs in an entirely different way than most had ever heard...

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DJ Kool Herc And Friends Celebrate Hip-Hop’s 40th

New York City’s SummerStage commemorated 40 years of hip-hop yesterday (August 10) with a jam-packed free show in Central Park.  Part of SummerStage’s “This is Hip-Hop” series, the birthday bash featured and honored DJ Kool Herc, the legendary Bronx DJ and founder of hip-hop culture...

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Today In Hip-Hop: Hip-Hop Turns 40

On this day, August 11, in hip-hop history...

1973: Cindy Campbell, an entrepreneurial young girl living in the South Bronx, was looking to scrape together some extra cash to go shopping for a new wardrobe for the upcoming school year...

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Today In Hip-Hop: DJ Kool Herc Celebrates 58th Birthday

On this day, April 16, in hip-hop history…

1955: DJ Kool Herc, who is the father of the DJ breakbeat, celebrates his 58th birthday.

The BX native was a pioneer of isolating and repeating breaks, which was known as the danceable part of the beat...

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Check Out Photos from XXL and 50 Cent’s Dec./Jan. Issue Party at NYC’s Webster Hall [Photo Gallery]

50 Cent celebrated the release of XXL's Dec./Jan. issue with a capacity crowd...

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Kool Herc Hospitalized, DJ Tony Touch Plans Benefit Event

Tony Toca sets up collection for Herc tomorrow at Sutra in NYC...

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Jay Electronica, Public Enemy & More to Rock NYC SummerStage Events

A slew of new-school and old-school artists will be playing free shows in NYC this summer...

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