DJ Kool Herc
Big shout out and happy birthday to Hip Hop!
We want to honor the godfather and founder of hip hop, DJ Kool Herc! He was born in Jamaica and later settling in South Bronx NYC. As the story goes, Hip hop came to life in the community room at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, August 11, 1973.
Founding father DJ Kool Herc and his sister Cindy threw back to school parties in their building's rec room, matching beats on Herc's record players in what is now known as the first DJ booth.
His innovative rhyming style and record spinning make him an icon in hip-hop history.