DJ Kool Herc

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. In addition, when his homeboy Coke La Rock started talking trash into a micr…
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 l…
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. Cindy had used her modest paycheck from a summer job to put a dep…
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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