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 Child of the Week “Who is Lil Will”

Who is Lil Will? 

November 2nd – November 9th 2014IMG_9906

Who is Lil Wil? a young inspiring Emcee who loves the art of Hip Hop and the Element of an Emcee. William Spriggs a 12 year old artist from Harrisburg Pennsylvania who grew up listen to Old School Hip Hop Music which taught him that Hip Hop is a positive way of life. Lil Wil Studying the culture and participating in the Hip Hop 101 Class at his School which give him the outlet to be more creative as a Artist. Lil Wil created a catchy hook called “A’s on my Test” which he turn the Catchy Hook into a beautiful Song. Lil Wil goal as a Hip Hop Artist is to change the negative stereotype about the culture. Lil Wil is working on another a powerful song about the issues that surrounds his community that effect his peers. 

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Lil Wil hoping one day to meet his Idol Kris Parker known as the Legendary KRS 1, an Hip Hop Legend, Activist,Philosopher and founder of the Temple Of Hip Hop who known for hit songs called “Bridge is Over”, “My Philosophy”, “Hip Hop Lives” and “I Was There”. I asked Lil Will which song is his favorite by the Blast Master KRS One? he replied “A Friend” because the song is sending a positive message also his Lyrical Flow his nice.

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Lil Will Goal is to be a Successful Artist and a Musician. He want his music to be inspiring and life-changing for his peers and the community. The 7th Grader is currently working on his music and collaborating with other Hip Hop Youth who are also around the same age as him. 

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