Sunday, August 11, 2013
Happy 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop!
Happy 40th Birthday to the Hip-Hop Culture! Today marks the 40th Anniversary since the existence of Hip-Hop. Back on this day in 1973, Cindy Cambell was throwing a back-to-school party to help raise funds for school supplies. Cindy had her younger brother Clive to be the DJ for the party. He was better known as "Hercules" or as "Kool DJ Herc". This event was held at 1520 Sedgwick Ave in the Bronx, NY. During the party DJ Kool Herc discovered the essence of mixing and extending the breaks of the records he was spinning...one of them being from James Brown. That very technique was then used again and mastered by Kool Herc. He discovered the new type of sound and crowd reaction this created. From that point forward this mixing technique became a worldwide phenomenon!
Of course we have to give the equal amounts of respect and love to the other founding fathers of Hip-Hop. Such as Afrika Bambaataa, Grand Wizard Theodore, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Hollywood, Crazy Legs & The Rock Steady Crew, New York City Breakers, Phase2, Cope2, Seen, Rick Rubin, Tom Silverman, Sugar Hill Gang, and MANY, MANY MORE!!!
Much LOVE and RESPECT from THEMIXLAB Crew!!! Support REAL Hip-Hop!