Today in Hip Hop History

Kool Herc

Father of Hip Hop”

 KoolHercHip Hop is the voice of this generation. Even if you didn’t grow up in the Bronx in the 70’s, Hip Hop is there for you. It has become a powerful force. Hip Hop binds all of these people,all of these nationalities, all over the world together- Kool Herc!
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Kool Herc is credit for extending the Break of the Beat the Get down section of the song by using two copies of the same Records. He played Old Funk, Soul and R&B as well as Reggae. The Break Beat laid the foundation for the Bboy’s (Break Dancers).

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On August 11, 1973, Kool Herc hosted a Back To School Jam at 1520 Sedgwick Ave “Rec Room from 9:00pm through 4:00am. Ladies $.25 Cent and Fella $.50 Cent. This event is credit for being the beginning of Hip Hop Culture. Kool-Herc-2

 Kool Herc went on Djing at Parties, Block Parties and House Parties with his huge PA system gathering all to enjoy his festivities. Becoming the first Hip Hop Deejay and starting a movement for Bboys/ Bgirl and Hip Hop itself, Herc is still a living legend and still enjoy going to Hip Hop events. 

 

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Hip Hop Education 4 Youth Fundraiser

 

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Hip Hop Education 4 Youth is a Educational Based Program that uses elements in Hip Hop to focus on trouble youth who struggles Socially and Emotionally and dealing with passed trauma in their lives. Partnering with the After-School and Community program in the Harrisburg Area to work with the teens in hoping to keep them in a safe environment, created projects to allow them to express themselves through the culture of Hip Hop.

Mission:
HHE4Y mission is to used Hip Hop as a way to improve behavior, learn to socialized through proper communication and enhance problem solving ,disputes and anger management through prevention and control.

Goal: (Our 7 main goals)
Preserving the foundation and Purpose of Hip Hop Ideology.
using Hip Hop as a way to express themselves through Dance, Music and Art.
Decreased Youth going in and out of the Juvenile Center.
Learning and Understanding Self-Worth and Opinion matters.
Listen and comprehend to identify the problem and Solving.
Learning to defused the Anger before it escalate.
Identify the problem and hold self accountable.

Donated to HHE4Y:
Christine Strickland-Cobb (Harrisburg Pennsylvania)
Michelle Anthony (Harrisburg Pennsylvania)
Amanda Isley (Harrisburg Pennsylvania)
Alisha Glenn (Harrisburg Pennsylvania)
Suzanne Martinez (Duncannon Pennsylvania)
Terell Mosbley (Harrisburg Pennsylvania)
Craig Andrus (Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania)
Dj Craig Andrus: http://www.jukeboxdj.biz /Email juke_box_dj@yahoo.com
Bryan Wentz( Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania)

Special Thanks to Holistic Heights Ministries for donating to Hip Hop Education 4 Youth
http://www.holisticheights.com

To Donate through PayPay
http://www.paypay.com to donate used the Email utthhc_hiphop75@live.com

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Kool Dj Red Alert return to the Airways


Every Saturday from 6:00pm -7:00pm on WBLS New York City
If you live out of the New York City Tri-State
go to www.wbls.com

On September 12,2016, Kool Dj Red Alert will launch his website.
http://www.thekoolestlegend.com

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Hip Hop Against Violence 2016-17

JAM MASTER JAY FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH/EMBRACING A.R.M.S & HIP HOP ED 4 YOUTH
PRESENTS:
HIP HOP AGAINST VIOLENCES 2016-17

We are preparing for the 2016 HIP HOP AGAINST VIOLENCE School Tour Seminar and Workshop for 2016-17 School Year.

This year event Theme is Hip Hop Education and Mental Heath in the Inner-City community.
This year Topics will include:
-Importance of merging Hip Hop and Education
-Mental Health/ Counseling Service for our Youth and Families
-Anger Management/ Behavior Modification
-Leadership
-Guns Control and Violences
and Performances
We are looking forward for your support as we work towards Ending the Violence in our Community, Music Culture, and Youth/Teens.

PLEASE WATCH OUR VIDEO’S and TWO DOCUMENTARIES!

 

 

 

 

 

HIP HOP AGAINST VIOLENCE SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP 2016

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Photo©2016 Hip Hop Education 4 Youth 

The Hip Hop Against Violence showcase Artist and Activist who are taking a stand to “Stop The Violence” and using Hip Hop as a tool to bridge the gap ,unified the Community, Schools, Educators through Assemblies Performances, Lectures and Workshop.

HHAV was founded in 2006 by Michele Hairston ,the first Hip Hop Educator and Historian in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Ms. Hairston (Founder) notices the youth lack the ability to communicate through Positive Social Skills and Problem Solving. Over the years the Children and Youth behavior have become more Aggressive and Violent towards their peers. Most of the youth behavioral Problem stems from Lack of Social Skills, Poverty, Poor Educational Background, and Abused.

Hip Hop was founded on intervention and an educational resource to Stoping the Violences and Unifying gangs. Hip Hop Artist and Pioneers still intervene and help many of Disadvantage Youth throughout their Community, Schools and After-School Programs.

In 2008 the HHAV merge with the Jam Master Jay Foundation 4 Youth and Embracing A.R.M.S. both are 501c3 to expand the movement.

The Jam Master Jay Foundation for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Co-founded by Connie Mizell-Perry and Marvin Thompson, the mother and brother of the late hip hop legend, The Jam Master Jay Foundation for Youth continues Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell’s legacy of creating and supporting educational and economic opportunities for youth and young adults from ages 6 – 21, and honours Mizell’s many contributions to hip hop culture and music history.

Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell (1965 – 2002) was a legendary hip hop DJ, a gifted musicians and music producer, an entrepreneur, a community activist, a philanthropist, and the greatest DJ in music history. In the 80s, during the height of his career and during the dawn of a new era of technology, Jam Master Jay’s use of the record turntable as a musical instrument forever established the DJ’s role as an integral member of the band.

A self-taught DJ, Jam Master Jay’s creative genius as an artist, turntablist, and producer set standards of innovation and excellence in the music industry that remain unmatched, inspiring millions to become DJs and music producers.

During his illustrious career, Jam Master Jay and his ground-breaking, Grammy Award-winning group RUN-DMC Saturday Night Live became hip hop pioneers, saturating popular culture while staying connected to urban America. RUN-DMC was the first hip-hop group to perform on NBC’s Saturday Night Live; the first to grace the cover of Rolling Stone magazine; the only hip hop act to perform at LIVE AID; and the first to receive a product endorsement deal (Adidas).

Embracing ARMS, Inc. is a non profit organization established in 2005 by Dr, Danielle Hairston-Green who shared a passion for community development, social change, youth leadership and parent empowerment. Embracing Arms mission is to embrace the community by sharing knowledge, empowering our families, and implementing programs that can have a long lasting impact of the lives of our participants. Our vision is to empower families to take charge of their health, education and safety within the community in which they live.

Websites: 
http://www.jammasterjay.info
http://www.embracingarms.com
http://www.hiphoped4youth.com

Rapsody by Michelle Lowery

Rapsody  
By: Michelle ”Shelly” Lowery 
Marshall School 6th Grade 
Harrisburg School District (Harrisburg Pennsylvania)     

“Culture Over Everything”

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Rapsody, born Marlanna Evans on January 21, 1988 in North Carolina. Rapsody is a female Hip Hop Artist/ MC who rap about positivity. Her label is Jamla Records who she is associated with 9th Wonder (Producer) and both are members of the Universal Zulu Nation North Carolina. She is so Popular she even has her own website iamrapsody.com 

Rapsody raps to inspire the next generation of youth.”I want to inspire little girls, especially little black girls” which she said on msc.com. Me and Rapsody are fans of Michael Jackson,Queen Latifah, Lauryn Hill and one of her biggest inspiration is 9th Wonder (Producer).

Rapsody was on the BET cypher and Team BackPack freestyling displaying her rhyming Skills.

Rapsody said “I put my energy into the people that really love this culture…and that’s how you fight.”If Rapsody could do a repeat on any 2 songs she would do Lauryn Hill “Tell Him” and Her song “Hard to Choose”.

A Question was asked “What Project are you most Proud of? Rapsody said “Beauty in the Beast,” 

I think Rapsody inspires little black girls because she want them to feel special and inspired. She want to be who people could look up too.

By: Michelle ”Shelly” Lowery (Hip Hop 101 History Class )