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Friday, November 11, 2011

1520 Sedgwick Ave.

Now hip-hop is an essential part of the global culture (or global counter-culture, matter of perspective). It started in the Bronx, more precisely at 1520 Sedgwick Ave. The community room on the first floor was hosting evening parties and a guy named Clive Campbell was the DJ. Well, people knew him as DJ Kool Herc. He was using two turntables (with the same record) and a mixer to extend the beat of his tunes. A friend of Kool (this friend was known as Coke la Rock) was the MC. So it was DJing, and it was MCing. It was 1973 and hip-hop was born.

(New York, New York)


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