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Kool Herc emigrated to the Bronx in 1967 when he was 12 years old. While attending Alfred E. Smith High School he spent a lot of time in the weight room. That fact coupled with his height spurned the other kids to call him Hercules.

His first deejay gig was as his sister's birthday party. It was the start of an industry.

1520 Sedgwick Avenue. The address of Herc's family and the location of the recreation room where…

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  • where it all began, indeed
  • So what happened to Coke La Rock?
  • Wish we had more recordings.
  • where it all began
  • Love Rap/Hip-Hop? Kool Herc is THE MAN. Yo Herc... pump up the Herculords and get this joint bumpin'
  • love 4 biggie blends and remixes
  • Only like 1,000 plays? What the heck?
  • Respect!
  • The man that started it all.
  • no love for the founder of hip-hop?? what the fuck???

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