KoolHerc

DJ Kool Herc to be Honored at New York City Event
Legendary hip-hop DJ Kool Herc will be honored at a special event in New York City on Tuesday night (May 17).
Celebrated hip-hop artists including Black Thought, Questlove, Big Daddy Kane, Jeru Tha Damaja and DJ Premier will toast the pioneering MC at B...
DJ Kool Herc Rallies for Health Care Reform
DJ Kool Herc, still suffering from complications that arose from a combination of kidney stones and lack of health insurance, remains in poor condition, but now he's turning his situation into a cause. Highlighting heath care reform as necessary and pointing to his work to preserve 1520 Sedgwick as …
Roxanne Shante, Kool Herc & More Bowl to Fight Cancer
A group of '80s rap legends have joined forces to fight breast cancer by bowling.
The event, dubbed Hip-Hop Pin Drop, is scheduled to take place in January at New York City's Frames Bowling Lounge, and was organized by U.T.F.O.'s Kangol Kid, Roxanne Shante and film executive Shaunda Lu…
Birthplace of Hip-Hop Saved
Hip-hop's birthplace is still intact. 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx is where Kool Herc -- considered to be the father of hip-hop -- first DJed a birthday party for his sister in their building's community room in 1973. The two would go on to host several back-to-school parties there, w…
Raekwon, GZA and DJ Kool Herc Rock ATP NY
Every year, the All Tomorrow's Parties music festival, or ATP NY, picks a curator for its third and final day's lineup. This year the privilege went to filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. A lover of Wu-Tang Clan, Jarmusch famously used a RZA score for his 1999 urban samurai film 'Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai,'…
Happy Birthday, Hip-Hop
Pinpointing the actual birthday of a musical genre can be an inexact science. Did rock n' roll really begin with Elvis' swinging hips or before that in nondescript blues-oriented jam sessions in the South? Where did the blues itself start...
Raekwon and Kool Herc Talk ODB
As Raekwon hit up a string of release shows for last year's 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2,' he had a special performance at New York City's S.O.B.s venue with iconic hip-hop forefather Kool Herc in tow. After the show, All Hip-Hop and Jump Off TV were backstage to catch the rappers …
Kool Herc Not the Father of Hip-Hop?
For decades, hip-hop historians have claimed that rap music was born in the Bronx and fathered by Jamaican-born DJ Kool Herc, but a new documentary draws the Bronx story into question.
In 'Founding Fathers,' filmmakers Ronald Lawrence and Hassan Pore make a case for "the original …