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The Hip Hop Agenda, Los Angeles

Hip Hop is born (1973)

Release Date August 11, 1973

August 11, 1973: Clive “DJ Kool Herc” Campbell throws a back-to-school party for his sister Cindy in the rec room of 1540 Sedgwick Ave in the Bronx, NY. Herc goes on to pioneer the technique of using two pairs of the same records to extend favorite musical passages or “breaks” — but on that particular night, hip-hop is born.