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Happy 65th Birthday to Hip Hop Pioneer DJ Kool Herc!

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On this day in 1955, DJ Kool Herc was born Clive Campbell in Kingston, Jamaica. He moved to the Bronx when he was 12 years old and took on the name “Kool Herc” when he became a member of the graffiti crew the “Ex-Vandals”. The name is short for ‘Hercules’ because of his 6′ 4″ […]

DJ Kool Herc Wants Jamaica to Reclaim Hip-Hop

DJ Kool Herc Wants Jamaica to Reclaim Hip Hop

If you know anything about Hip Hop’s origins then you’d know that a Jamaican immigrant famously known as DJ Kool Herc, brought the concept of dancehall to a Bronx party. “I came [to New York] with my heritage and I didn’t know I would be accredited. So it’s all new to me. I didn’t walk […]

The Source Presents The 5th Annual SOURCE360 Conference and Festival

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SEPTEMBER 6-9, THE 5TH ANNUAL SOURCE360 CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL TO BRING TOGETHER HIP-HOP ICONS, NEW & EMERGING MUSICAL TALENT & INDUSTRY ACTIVISTS TO CELEBRATE HIP-HOP & PROMOTE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT SOURCE360 HONORS ARETHA FRANKLIN WITH A HIP-HOP & R&B LIVE TRIBUTE In the Wake of Cultural Shifts in the Country, Hip-Hop Has Overtaken Other Genres as […]

Happy Birthday To A True Hip-Hop Pioneer: Grandmaster Flash

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On January 1st, 1958 a man who will forever reform the stance of the turntable was born, Joseph Saddler best known as Grandmaster Flash. Amidst the infancy of hip-hop culture, Grandmaster Flash dominated the disc jockey scene of the North Bronx as he once was the DJ for big-time house rockers Kurtis Blow and Lovebug […]

30 Under 30: Kendrick Lamar Talks Hip-Hop Forefathers

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After a boasting year of success with his multi-platinum album DAMN gaining streams surpassing Beyonce and Bruno Mars over 2 billion alongside a Nike deal, Kendrick Lamar covers Forbes December issue as the “Hip-Hop Conscience” for their annual 30 Under 30 list. There is the common talk about the DAMN rapper being considered as the […]

Hip Hop Founder Kool Herc’s Old BX Block To Be Renamed “Hip Hop Blvd”

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According to DNA Info New York, the City Council announced that it would pass legislation to rename the section of Sedgewick Avenue that includes DJ Kool Herc‘s old address, Hip Hop Boulevard. 1520 Sedgewick Avenue in the South Bronx was the location where Kool Herc DJed some of the very first Hip Hop parties and has been […]

Happy Birthday To The Legendary DJ Kool Herc

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On April 16, 1955 a legend was born, Happy Birthday Hip Hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc DJ Kool Herc needs no introduction if you know anything about Hip Hop, so on Herc’s 60th Birthday TheSource.com pays tribute to one of the originators of the Hip Hop culture and the one who started it all with […]