This Day In History - Hip Hop Born 1973

Hip Hop Born 1973

Friday, August 11, 2023

All Day

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Event Description

Like any style of music, hip hop has roots in other forms, and its evolution was shaped by many different artists, but there's a case to be made that it came to life precisely on this day in 1973, at a birthday party in the recreation room of an apartment building in the west Bronx, New York City. The location of that birthplace was 1520 Sedgwick Avenue,and the man who presided over that historic party was the birthday girl's brother, Clive Campbellā€”better known to history as DJ Kool Herc, foundingfather of hip hop.

Event Location

Bronx, New York