Kool DJ Red Alert, DJ Premier, Snoop Dogg & More Celebrate Hip Hop's Birthday number 46

HipHop News Posted on August 11, 2019 at 10:08am

Kool DJ Red Alert, DJ Premier, Snoop Dogg & More Celebrate Hip Hop's Birthday number 46

August 11, 1973 was a monumental day.

Bronx, NY – DJ Kool Herc, changed the course of music forever on the 11th of August 1973, when he launched a Back-To-School Jam at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx.

At the time, the entry to the event at a price of ¢.25 for the ladies and ¢.50 for the boys, but little did they know of what they were witnessing was the birth of Hip Hop..focused on the ad {

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on this day, in 1973, Kool Herc launched its "Back To School Jam" to give birth to Hip-Hop at a party in the Bronx. pic.twitter.com/52NRHMgrIQ

— The Sicilian Shooter (Saifullah) (@vinnie_paz) August 11, 2019

Although there has been some debate about who actually coined the term "Hip Hop" in February of 2018 interview with HipHopDX, legendary New York promoter Van Silk credited Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 Keith Cowboy to name and the end of the decade of Lovebug Starski by what is popular.

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