DJ Kool Herc
While there remains some debate surrounding the origin of Hip-Hop music and culture, the term itself has many claims on its name and we'll examine that in full below.
Swizz Beatz continues to represent the culture with passion, dignity and respect. He is taking the new regime to task to make sure our architects feel the much-deserved respect.
While New Yorkers and others will be able to enjoy some rap history while visiting the Hip-Hop Museum in the Bronx come the summer of 2020, Triple OG Hip-Hop icon DJ Kool Herc is aiming to bring the same Museum experience to the good people of Jamaica.
On August 11, 1973 at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, history was made via DJ Kool Herc spinning at his sister’s birthday party, giving way to a movement that still continues to thrive and innovate today.
On this day 45 years ago, DJ Kool Herc put into motion what would become one of the most influential forms of music and culture by way of a birthday party he hosted for his sister in the Bronx. Seen as Hip-Hop‘s day of birth, Aug. 11 has been recognized for years now, and the […]
Today’s Google Doodle is for the culture. The Google homepage is a homage to what many consider Hip-Hop’s birthday, August 11, 1973, when DJ Kool Herc threw a birthday party for his sister at 1520 Sedgwick Ave. in The Bronx.
HBO’s series Vinyl, which is about the music industry in the 1970’s, has been a modest hit, but don’t count DJ Kool Herc as a fan. The man credited with creating Hip-Hop in The Bronx is suing the cable network over his portrayal on the show.
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.
Kool Herc is the “father” of the Hip-Hop culture; this is not up for debate. The renowned icon stopped through The Combat Jack Show for what surely was an enlightening interview.
Even though the spotlight doesn’t shine as hard as it should on those who helped birth Hip-Hop, DJ Kool Herc and other pioneers will keep representing the culture in a month-long Hip-Hop festival in Queens, New York.
Last week two of Hip-Hop’s most iconic figures appeared to clash, this after a letter released by the Zulu Nation stated that Kool Herc did create the culture. Zulu Nation founder Afrika Bambaataa has addressed the supposed division in a following statement this week, and says his group and Herc are not at odds.