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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...

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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...

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Kool Herc: Should Labels and Artists Foot His Medical Bill?

Similar to blues, hip-hop is an industry that has built on its own history while often leaving its true forefathers in the dust as others experience success on their backs...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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1520 Sedgwick Ave. Honored by NYC Art Society as Hip-Hop Birthplace

Legendary hip-hop landmark 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, N.Y. has been honored by the city's Municipal Art Society and non-profit organization City Lore for its cultural contribution to New York City

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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...

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