1520 Sedgwick Avenue
KRS-One and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer offer up reflections on the birthplace of Hip-Hop, 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx. The Senator from New York helped to pass a Congressional resolution preserving the building as the culture's birthplace, and the Hip-Hop legend is currently running an initiative of community programs at the iconic building.
KRS-One is kicking off a new movement celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop and its birthplace, 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx. The rapper will be holding a press conference along with the tenants of the building & the building owners along with community leaders to announce the new programs of the initiative.
Today (August 11), is the official birthday of Hip-Hop. So of course, in the year 2021, Hip-Hop is getting official anniversary Twitter emojis to mark the occasion and ongoing celebration.
The legend goes that back in 1973 DJ Kool Herc spun records at a birthday party in the rec room of his building at 1520 Sedgwick Ave. in The Bronx, and that’s when Hip-Hop started. In honor of the seminal DJ’s contributions to the culture, a section of that same block will be renamed Hip-Hop Boulevard.