Kool Herc

Happy 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″ […]

Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates The Birth of Hip-Hop

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Today’s Google Doodle celebrates an essential nugget of Hip-Hop history. The backstory of August 11, 1973 is that it marks the day the legendary DJ Kool Herc invented the concept of the “break” during a back-to-school party he threw in New York City’s Bronx borough. Instead of playing a record in full, Herc created a […]