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DJ Kool Herc

Jamaican American DJ
Clive Campbell, better known by his stage name DJ Kool Herc, is a Jamaican American DJ who is credited with being one of the founders of hip hop music in the Bronx, New York City, in 1973.Wikipedia
BornApril 16, 1955
HometownKingston
ParentsNettie Campbell, Keith Campbell
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Charlie Chase talks the origins of Hip Hop, DJ Kool Herc saving his life, and breakdancing in the Olympics

  • On the latest episode of “Drink Champs,” N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN sat down with Cold Crush Brothers founder member DJ Charlie Chase. Chase was pivotal in the ascension of Hip Hop back in the 1970s. A multi-instrumentalist and producer, he transitioned from being a disco DJ to one within the rap sphere once he fell in love with the evolved sound and noticed how much traction the newly minted artform was getting.

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Dr. Todd Boyd Wants People to ‘Understand the Magnitude’ of Hip-Hop Over 50 Years

The author of "Rapper's Deluxe: How Hip Hop Made the World" reacts to Jay-Z's Grammys speech and traces the genre's roots back to DJ Kool Herc's party in the Bronx The post Dr. Todd Boyd Wants People to ‘Understand the Magnitude’ of Hip-Hop Over 50 Years appeared first on TheWrap.
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