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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 he would… read more

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  • Avatar for theclipse
    where it all began, indeed
  • Avatar for silverlage
    So what happened to Coke La Rock?
  • Avatar for silverlage
    Wish we had more recordings.
  • Avatar for garydees
    where it all began
  • Avatar for RazrbckKEV
    Love Rap/Hip-Hop? Kool Herc is THE MAN. Yo Herc... pump up the Herculords and get this joint bumpin'
  • Avatar for sOuller
    love 4 biggie blends and remixes
  • Avatar for xSoulExperience
    Only like 1,000 plays? What the heck?
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  • Avatar for AcrylicVisions
    The man that started it all.
  • Avatar for leathaface1
    no love for the founder of hip-hop?? what the fuck???

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