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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dj Kool Herc - The Father of Hip Hop


With fall approaching, Cindy Campbell needed money for school clothes. Her father had a huge sound system, and Clive—whom everyone called Hercules or “Herc” on account of his size—was a good DJ. Cindy suggested they rent the rec room in the basement, throw a party, and charge their friends admission. If they got enough people, she would have the money to buy her gear on Delancey Street in Manhattan, rather than on the even more downscale Fordham Road in the Bronx. Cindy and Herc created handwritten flyers on ruled index cards: A DJ KOOL HERC PARTY, BACK TO SCHOOL JAM, they read; $. 25 LADIES, $. 50 FELLAS. - Dan Charnas The Big Payback: The Big Business of Hip-Hop ____ Tags: #music #musica #musiclover #musiclovers #musicismylife #musicislife #koolherc #djkoolherc