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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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