Tag Archives: DJ Kool Herc

Hip-Hop Enters Middle Age

By Gene Denby   Hip-hops Big Bang exploded four decades ago this week at a party that Kool Herc threw at 1520 Sedgwick Ave. in the Bronx, N.Y. The legend goes that this was the first time someone had ever scratched turntables … Continue reading

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City Helps Preserve Hip-Hop’s Humble Legacy in the Bronx

  I grew up in Sedgwick Houses in the Bronx. 1520 Sedgwick was right down the hill from me. I am proud that this building is being saved and renovated to help working class people have affordable housing as well as … Continue reading

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Kool Herc and 1520 Sedgwick

If you are not from New York or did not understand the significance of 1520 Sedgwick and Kool Herc in the lexicon of hip-hop here is a little background for ya!!

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