DJ KOOL HERC

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Did you know that a man named Clive Campbell who was born in 1955 in Kingston, Jamaica is The Father of Hip Hop?

Why don’t you?

Kool Herc emigrated to the Bronx in 1967 when he was 12 years old. While attending Alfred E. Smith High School he spent a lot of time in the weight room. That fact coupled with his height spurned the other kids to call him Hercules.

His first deejay gig was as his sister’s birthday party. It was the start of an industry.

1520 Sedgwick Avenue. The address of Herc’s family and the location of the recreation room where he would throw many of his first parties as the DJ.

Herc became aware that although he new which records would keep the crowd moving, he was more interested in the break section of the song. At this point in a song, the vocals would stop
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DJ KOOL HERC DJ Kool Herc & The Herculoids : T-Connection 1981 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
DJ Kool Herc & The Herculoids : T-Connection 1981
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 1981
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Mr. Green : The Last Of The "Classic Beats" - Narrated By Kool Herc (Volume 5)
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2018

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