I Can Not Let This Day Go By without saying Nappy Birthday To Hip Hop The culture as we know it & The Legendary DJ Kool Herc the creator & father of the artform. If you're reading this & you've ever benefited off of Hiphop in any way shape form or fashion you should pay homage to this man. Painters should paint pictures of him, Rappers should have him in they videos, our kids should know about him, club owners should be booking him, schools should teach about him in a course, radio stations should acknowledge him because with out hiphop there would be no us.
On this date in 1973, DJ Kool Herc threw his first party in the Bronx, N.Y. For the low, low price of $0.50 ($0.25 for the ladies), partygoers could listen and dance to a new sound that would soon take the world by storm: hip-hop.
DJ Kool Herc is recognized as the father of hip-hop, and today is its official birthday. Since that first party at1520 Sedwick Avenue, what began as an expression of culture has become a culture all its own. Hip-hop has left its imprint on everything it has touched in the past 40 years -- fashion, activism, dance, education. It's been a wild ride for the genre most thought was a simple fad, one that will no doubt rage on long into the future.
Hip-hop fans are celebrating its birth online by sharing their favorite songs, quotes and videos, and thanking their favorite artists for the impact they've made on their lives.